Where Do Deleted WhatsApp Messages Go?

Have you ever asked yourself this question “Where do deleted WhatsApp messages go?” "Will WhatsApp or iPhone retain and store traces of chats even after conversation have been deleted by users?" it is known from many research that WhatsApp is not wiping deleted chats, and that ghost messages can be recovered despite encryption. Furthermore, some forensic scientists found out that WhatsApp accidentally stores traces of chats after being deleted, and this implies that expert hackers and data engineers could recover your deleted WhatsApp messages with advanced knowledge.

Even with the latest version of this Facebook owned app, forensic traces of all deleted chats, deleted picture messages, deleted video files, deleted documents, or cleared and archived chats are still recoverable with the right tools. Therefore, WhatsApp creates a potential treasure trove of information for anyone with access to your iPhone. Since this is the case, what then is the reasonable means of maintaining data security and privacy protection while using WhatsApp services?


Private iPhone Data: Simple Deletion or Permanent Erasure?

"Where do deleted WhatsApp messages go?" has become a common question as many people are becoming more aware of the need for data security and privacy protection, and we have been able to establish from different researches that the traces of such messages are still recoverable from our smartphones. Hence, deletion of Whatsapp messages is not enough, and sometimes it may require deleting the app entirely for traces of deleted messages to be removed.

However, everyone enjoys using the communication services of WhatsApp in our daily social, leisure and work lives. Hence, deleting WhatsApp off our iPhones and mobile devices is not an option. For this reason, we shall be discussing a viable tool - iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac, by which we can permanently erase WhatsApp private messages and other private iPhone data without leaving any traces behind.

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How to Permanently Erase WhatsApp Messages?

The need for stringent data security and privacy is not only for business that requires complex encryptions to ensure that communications remain secure and private; it should be extended to our social and personal life. You need to take control over your WhatsApp content, be it text messages, voice notes, pictures, exchanged files, or videos, and ensure that no unpermitted person get to access your private content.

One effective way of keeping your privacy private is by utilizing iMyFone Umate Pro data destroyer in keeping your privacy on check. Here are two ways to do that:

1. Erase Permanently Private WhatsApp Messages & Attachments

WhatsApp have not come up with any viable way of protecting WhatsApp private data that resides within the hard disks of users mobile devices, and if such data enters the wrong hands, could forever damage the reputation of such users.

Therefore, the best option of ensuring the security of your private messages, pictures and videos is to erase them using iMyFone Umate Pro. Here are the steps in using Umate to erase WhatsApp data.

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate pro on your PC, and connect your iDevice using a USB cable.
Step 2: Choose "Erase Private Files" tab from the home interface, and click on "Scan" to Proceed.
Step 3: After the scanning, iMyFone Umate will list all your private data including WhatsApp images, files, messages, etc. you can preview them before deleting.
Step 4: Follow the self-explanatory on-screen prompts to complete the process.

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2. Erase WhatsApp Fragments on Your iPhone

WhatsApp retains and stores chat-logs even after those chats have been deleted, but such traces can be made to go forever with the help of iMyFone Umate data destroyer. This would eliminate every risk of being snooped on.

If you need guideline in using iMyFone Umate Pro to iPhone erase WhatsApp fragments, you are welcome to follow these systematic steps listed below:

Step 1: Choose "Erase Private Fragments" tab from the home interface, and click on "Scan" to Proceed.
Step 2: A list of App traces will be shown on the interface, you can choose to erase only WhatsApp fragments, or select all Apps.
Step 3: Follow the self-explanatory on-screen prompts to complete the process.

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iMyFone Umate Pro has the prospects of deleting over 30+ different types of iPhone junk files, which where accumulated at the course of using your iPhone Apps. Here, we shall be listing the prominent types of files that iMyFone Umate Pro has helped iPhone users to erase them and protect their privacy.
1. App caches/cookies/temp files/crash logs.
2. Downloaded temporary files, user storage files and corrupted files etc.