WhatsApp Payment feature is now available for some users in India

WhatsApp Payment feature is now available for some users in India

Previously, when users deleted specific files sent over WhatsApp by going to the specific folder on the smartphone, they were not able to download it any more. The undownloaded media was deleted after the period of 30 days, while the downloaded media was deleted immediately after the download. Basically, the WhatsApp servers will store the media files even after downloading them.

WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 listed the last time users were online with the timestamps - "89ESTERDAY" and "84ODAY". Now, it has introduced a feature that allows the user to download old media content again even if he/she deleted it from their phone. Due to a mysterious bug, the timestamp on the chat window of users is appearing with numbers.

In yet another function set up by WhatsApp, it has introduced a new feature to its Android version.


To be clear, only those messages that are still in your chat log will be downloadable again. According to the report, the recipient was able to download media from a text sent 2 months ago but there for the messages dating back to nearly a year, the application asks to request the sender to send the file again. Rolling out the "WhatsApp Payment" feature will prove to be a game changer for Facebook owned messaging app. With media files received before 3 months, the feature doesn't seem to work as it user to request to the sender to send the media again in order to retrieve it. During the testing of the feature, WABetaInfo discovered that they were able to recover the deleted files of up to two months. For now, this new feature is available only for the Android users and further tests are currently underway. When a media file is downloaded successfully, the app does not delete it from the server.

"Interestingly, the new WhatsApp feature also means that the app stores users" media on its servers even after the files have been downloaded, the report said.

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