How to Read Deleted/Unsent WhatsApp Messages

It is human nature to be curious and that is why it bothers us when someone sends a WhatsApp message and deletes it.

And sometimes they delete it before you can read it, and that will pique your curiosity even more.

Is there a way to read those deleted messages to satisfy your curiosity, or is it lost forever? Rest assured, there is a way! We take a look at ways to read those deleted messages before they are gone.

Main Features Of App For iOS Devices

There are a few basic ways to access and read those deleted messages so you can know why they were deleted. 

A third-party Software, known as the Deleted Message Recovery App is available for iOS smartphones and other mobile devices.

  • This app will save all incoming messages you may receive to a database on your phone.
  • It comes with a simple retrieving feature that will show you all messages you received, even those that were deleted. 
  • You have the choice to save or not to save all incoming messages if you are concerned about internal storage.

Process Of Recovering Deleted Or Unsent Messages

  1. All you need to do with this app is to enable two permissions and it will save all incoming messages.
  2. When you want to see the messages, you only select the view deleted messages and it will give you access to it.  

Main Features Of App For Android Devices

The ideal app to use on Android mobile devices to access and read deleted messages on your device is the app called Notisave.

  • With the app, you can save all notifications in the Noti-bar feature.
  • It will search for notifications from all apps on your mobile device at the same time.
  • All new messages will be automatically saved as they come in after activation of the app.
  • It will also autosave your WhatsApp status.
  • The app provides support for all other messengers as well.
  • All your messages can be read privately without leaving the ‘read’ mark on it.
  • You can read all chats while it is showing offline status.

Process Of Recovering Deleted Or Unsent Messages

In order to access all your notifications as well as all incoming messages, you can easily access them through the Noti-bar.

Other Ways To Access And Read Deleted Messages

Method 1

  1. If you are using the backup feature of WhatsApp, you should set the feature to a daily backup. The backups of all chats will then be done on a daily basis at 02h00 in the morning.
  2. When you have a deleted message from the previous day, you can simply uninstall WhatsApp from your device and reinstall it.
  3. When you are asked to, you can select the restore option and all chats will be restored to your phone or device. 

Method 2

  1. On your Android phone or device, go to the Home screen where all your main icons are located.
  2. Then tap and hold on any free area on the screen where there are no icons displayed.
  3. A smaller screen will appear, you can now tap the Widgets icon in the smaller screen and select the settings widget.
  4. Place this settings widget anywhere on the Home screen after you tapped it.
  5. When the list of available options appears, scroll down and choose the notifications log.
  6. If you tap on the new settings notification icon, all your notifications will appear in long list form.
  7. All your past and deleted WhatsApp messages will appear as notifications in this list and you may access and read them.


If you receive a message and you disable the signal on your phone, nothing will be deleted until you are online again. This means you can read all messages offline and it will only be deleted later.

When you send a message to someone else and their phones are offline you can only delete what they see when they are online again.


You should always keep an open mind when you send someone a message, you may regret it and want to pull it back. But as you can see, it may not be that easy and your message may still go through after you deleted it.

The bottom line is, for your own peace of mind, keep your wits about you when you send a message.