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WhatsApp pictures: How to download pictures from WhatsApp on Android

Android users could previously download media up to 30 days old. Then after a month the photos or films disappear from WhatsApp’s servers as soon as it was downloaded.

How to download pictures from WhatsApp on Android:

If you own an Android device, then you can explore all kinds of ways to save your WhatsApp photos, videos and other attachments.

The simplest solution is to save WhatsApp photos on Android with Gmail.

All Android devices are linked to a Gmail account by default.

Therefore, if you want, you can take the assistance of the linked Gmail account to save your WhatsApp data as well.

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WhatsApp pictures: WhatsApp now allows Android users re-download deleted media

WhatsApp pictures: WhatsApp now allows Android users re-download deleted media (Image: Getty)

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In this way, you can maintain a dedicated backup of your WhatsApp chats and can later even restore them to the same or another device.

To save WhatsApp photos on Android via Gmail, follow these steps, begin by launching WhatsApp on it.

Next navigate to its Settings by tapping on the hamburger icon on the top.

Then browse to Settings, then Chats and Chat Backup and tap on the option to backup data on Google Drive from here.

Just make sure that your WhatsApp is linked to an active Google account.

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As part of a January update, WhatsApp will now permanently retain your data.

This means WhatsApp now allows users to access the data at any time.

The Facebook-owned chat platform offers end-to-end encryption, meaning WhatsApp scrambles the sent content.

This means no-one, including WhatsApp itself, can access the messages and the entire process is secure.

The feature is great for recovering any data accidentally deleted from the WhatsApp album in a smartphone’s gallery.

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How to download deleted WhatsApp photos:

The re-downloading option is only available for files from chats that have not been deleted.

So if the original conversation was deleted, then its content will have disappeared with it.

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With that in mind, open WhatsApp to the Chats page and find the thread that contains the file you are after.

Then once it has been tracked down, simply tap on it to save it to your phone.

Troubleshooting problems downloading or sending WhatsApp photos:

Users occasionally encounter a WhatsApp error message stating “can’t download, please ask that it be resent to you?”

The first thing to check is the smartphone phone has an active internet connection with a strong signal.

Next check the date and time are set correctly on the phone – because if the date is wrong, you will not be able to connect to the WhatsApp servers to download your media.

Also ensure there is sufficient space on the phone’s SD card.

If the SD card is full, WhatsApp will not be able to save anything to it.

Another idea is to confirm your SD card is not set to “read only” mode.

Do this by attempting to save a file to your SD card that is not from WhatsApp.

If the file saves, your card is not read-only, WhatsApp Messenger should be able to save files to it.

If you cannot save anything, your card is likely set to read only mode.

You will need to change this please check your phone’s manual for instructions.

If there is sufficient free space and you can save files to your SD card, but you still unable to download any files to it from WhatsApp, you may need to delete WhatsApp data from your SD card.

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