Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the top messenger apps in the world and in a bid to keep itself at the top of the game, it always tries to improve the user experience.
Previously, WhatsApp rolled out a new beta version that makes it easier to record long voice messages.
If you're among the users who were annoyed by the faulty timestamps, you can download the latest WhatsApp beta version on your device by visiting Google Play.
WhatsApp turned around a fix for the glitch in a matter of days, with the new beta version now available to download.
WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old images and videos that might have been deleted from the user's mobile storage. Now, the messaging app has introduced a new feature that lets users download deleted media files. Separately, a WhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.18.111) reportedly added the vCard indexing feature. If a user ended up deleting the content from the WhatsApp folder after downloading, there was no option to go back to the conversation and redownload the content after the expiration of the validity.
WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 listed the last time users were online with the timestamps - "89ESTERDAY" and "84ODAY". At present, if users delete media including photos, GIFs, and videos from their phone they can not re-download the same on WhatsApp again. Extremely old stuff from August 2017 wasn't accessible at all, with WhatsApp simply asking them to request the sender to forward the media again.
WABetaInfo points out that undowloaded media is now stored in WhatsApp's server for 30 days.
According to the report, files deleted two months ago could also be downloaded during the testing of the feature. The report also adds that even though the files are saved on the server they still come with end-to-end encryption.
The feature is now available for Android users and there is no information whether it will make it way to iOS.