How to read deleted whatsapp messages

The retract feature, which is one of the WhatsApp’s most recent features which was updated couple weeks ago; unfortunately, the reliability of the recall feature has taken a new turn.

Last month, WhatsApp introduced a 'delete for everyone' feature, allowing users to unsend a message for privacy or any other  purpose within seven minutes of sending it. Are you not aware of the whatsapp message retract feature? Click here. The message once deleted from the senders end’ automatically delete the message from the receivers end too.
But a new report from a Spanish blog  claims that WhatsApp messages that are deleted are actually still on the device, and can easily be accessed through Settings by the recipient. The recipient can easily access the deleted messages regardless whether it has been deleted from sender's end.

Whenever a notification comes in to an Android devices, it is stored in the notification log – whether or not it is subsequently deleted by the sender.
While the bulk of the data in the log is technical information, the first 100 characters of the notification message is also recorded.
So while users may not be able to see the message within WhatsApp after it is deleted, they can still see it in the notification log – which can be accessed in two ways.
THESE ARE THE WAYS TO ACCESS DELETED WHATSAPP MESSAGES

METHOD 1 OF 2:
Currently, this method works with Android 7.0 only
First, users can create a home screen Settings widget:
1) Press and hold home screen button
2) Press widgets icon
3) Scroll down to Settings
4) Drag and drop onto home screen
5) Click on widget
6) Scroll down and click on the notification log
8) Click on the message you want to see

METHOD 2 of 2 :
1. Download notification history from play store here
2. Search the message in the Android notification log.
However, the first 100 characters of the message will appear in the line starting with 'android.text.'
Users will only be able to view the first 100 characters of deleted messages , and the notification log will clear every few hours, or any time the device is restarted. 

This discovery is posing a serious threat on the authenticity of Whatsapp end-to-end encryption which aims at keeping users aloof of privacy breach 


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