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Deleted WhatsApp messages by mistake? Here’s the trick that will let you recover your old chats

There are several reasons due to which you can lose WhatsApp chats. But now, no need to worry as you can recover old messages. Here’s how

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Have you ever deleted WhatsApp messages by mistake and immediately regretted it thereafter? Or when you switch to a new phone, your chats get deleted automatically. There are several reasons due to which you can lose WhatsApp chats. This can lead to the loss of important information such as documents, locations, or any personal detail shared on the chats. But now, we have to come to your rescue.

There is good news that now you can recover your deleted chats, no need to worry about loss of data. Before you proceed, please remember that you can only recover chats if the backup option on WhatsApp was enabled in the first place. This implies that if you have never made a backup of your chats, you will be unable to restore any messages or chats that you have mistakenly deleted.

Before we carry on to guide you about recovering old chats, first learn how to turn on backup chat.

The first step is to open WhatsApp and go to Settings. In Settings, tap on Chats and then select Chat backup. Accordingly, you can set the frequency of your chat backup to never, daily, weekly, or monthly, or you can do a manual backup. If you have an Android smartphone, you will also need to choose the Google account where you want the backup to be stored. If you have an iPhone then you can select the Auto Backup frequency or use Back Up Now to manually initiate a backup to iCloud.

How to restore deleted WhatsApp chats via Android’s local backup?

  1. Go to your file manager, or download one if you don’t already have one. Look for the WhatsApp folder, which is often stored in your internal storage. After opening the folder, select Databases. Back-ups of your chat history are stored here date-wise. Check to see whether it has the chat history of the specified date and time.
  2. If you have your WhatsApp data saved on an SD card, copy the most recent entry in the Databases folder and paste it into the same-named folder on your internal storage.
  3. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, then sign in using your phone number. Tap the ‘Restore’ option to allow WhatsApp to restore your chat history.
  4. To restore chat backups from a previous date, choose the relevant one from the Databases folder and rename it from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. Make sure to simply delete the date and leave the rest intact. Change the crypt extension at your own risk. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp before logging in and restoring your chat backups.

How to restore deleted WhatsApp chats via cloud backup?

  1. Uninstall WhatsApp from your Android device or iPhone.
  2. Then, reinstall WhatsApp and set it up with your phone number.
  3. After installing the app, you will be asked to restore messages from a cloud backup. On Android, this backup would come from Google Drive, while on iOS, it would come from iCloud. Select Restore.
  4. This will restore the messages that you have unintentionally deleted. It is important to note that if you received a message after your most recent cloud backup and deleted it, there is no way to restore it.

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Samsung Galaxy M35: Design, colour revealed ahead of launch

The Galaxy M35 is expected to boast a substantial 6000mAh battery capacity, surpassing its counterpart, the Galaxy A35, which contains 5000mAh.

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A renowned tipster, Evan Blass, has provided enthusiasts with an early look at the design and colour choices of the Samsung Galaxy M35, ahead of its highly anticipated debut in the Indian market. The smartphone is set to arrive in three distinct colour variations – grey, light blue, and dark blue, which show striking similarities with the Galaxy A35, suggesting a possible rebranding strategy by Samsung.

The leaked image showcases the Galaxy M35 with a vertically aligned triple rear camera setup, positioned at the top left corner alongside an LED flash integrated into what appears to be a plastic back. The Galaxy M35 introduces a sleeker and more modern look with a hole punch selfie camera cutout, departing from the water drop style notch seen on its predecessor.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy M35 is expected to boast a substantial 6000mAh battery capacity, surpassing its counterpart, the Galaxy A35, which contains 5000mAh. This enhancement in battery power indicates Samsung’s commitment to delivering extended usage durations for its consumers. 

Moreover, specific specifications are yet to be confirmed by Samsung, but reports suggest that the Galaxy M35 could feature a 6.6-inch display and run on an Exynos 1380 chipset paired with 6 GB of RAM, ensuring seamless performance for users across various tasks and applications. 

Despite bearing a resemblance to the Galaxy A35, the leaked image also highlights subtle differences between the two models, notably in the design of the volume and power buttons, as well as the location of the SIM tray. Such nuances indicate the potential distinction in user experience and functionality between the two devices.

As excitement grows for the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy M35, fans and tech enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for more information from the company about the phone’s specifications, price, and when it will be available. Stay tuned for more updates in the days or weeks leading up to the official unveiling of the Galaxy M35.

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Netflix to remove downloads feature on Windows next month

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Netflix is reportedly planning to discontinue its Windows 10 and 11 app, replacing it with a progressive web app. The streaming giant might remove support for offline viewing. The upcoming application will get improved video streaming quality and offer access to live events.

The present version of the Netflix app for Windows 10 and Windows 11 enables users to download their favourite shows up to 1080p. Reportedly, a new support document on website reads that downloads will no longer be supported, but users can continue to watch TV shows and movies offline on a supported mobile device. Tech experts said that the aforesaid document means that downloads will be soon limited to mobile and tablets.

It is reported that the updated Netflix app for Windows will also support the ad-tier, which lets users watch content on the platform at a much lower price than the standard plans and includes commercial breaks in most TV shows and movies. In addition, some titles are also unenviable on this tier because of licensing issues.

Currently, the Netflix Windows software currently displays the notice that your plan does not support streaming on this device and is incompatible with the ad-supported plan. If an user want to want to watch TV series or movies offline, they will need to go back to mobile phones as the ad-supported tier, which is not available in India.

The new app’s availability and release date are yet unknown. Netflix has not made an official announcement regarding the launch date, and it claims that the users who have enabled Microsoft Store automatic updates will receive the update automatically when it becomes available for all the users globally.

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Happy Birthday Mark Zuckerberg: Social media users wish Facebook co-founder on his 40th birthday

Born on May 14, 1984, Zuckerberg has grown from a Harvard dropout into a billionaire philanthropist, owning many tech ventures over the years. He started Facebook in 2004 and took it public in 2012.

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Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook (Meta), is celebrating his 40th birthday on May 14. Zuckerberg, one of the most influential figures in the tech industry, has had a major impact on how people connect and communicate with each other all over the world.

At 40, Zuckierberg continues to lead Facebook and its parent company, Meta, towards new technological frontiers. Born on May 14, 1984, Zuckerberg has grown from a Harvard dropout into a billionaire philanthropist, owning many tech ventures over the years. He started Facebook in 2004 and took it public in 2012.

In 2021 the social media platform changed its name to Meta to shift the company’s focus to the metaverse. Under his leadership, Facebook has grown into a global platform with over 2.8 billion active users. Apart from this, he has also expanded his influence through the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, which is run by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and focuses on philanthropy in health, education, and scientific research with an investment of 99% of the couple’s wealth over their lifetime.

There has been a rise in the net worth of Mark Zuckerberg over the last few years. According to Forbes, his net worth stands at $177 billion, which makes him the 4th richest man in the world. Since Facebook (now Meta) acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth has grown significantly.

In 2014 his net worth was approximately $26.1billion, which now stands at around $177 billion, which reflects a substantial increase in the net worth due to Meta’s expanding business and strategic acquisitions over the year.

Before Zuckerberg turned 40, he gifted himself a brand-new superyacht, Launchpad in March 2024. According to reports, Zuckerberg purchased $59 million worth of waterfront property on Lake Tahoe in California in 2019. He spends his money on luxury vehicles and owns a Acura TSX, a Honda Fit, and a black Volkswagon Golf GTI.

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