" Only if the file has been deleted in sdcard/WhatsApp/ and you have the message in the chat, you can successfully download it again", says the report. And as a beta tester, you have the opportunity of trying the upcoming features before anyone else and give your feedback to WhatsApp about any bug.
This is not the case anymore as the app lets you download deleted media from its servers with the latest update.
You can download the latest version of WhatsApp for Android through the Play Store. Earlier, Android users could download data that was up to 30 days old, but that data would disappear once the file was downloaded by the recipient. What this feature does is that it allows the WhatsApp user to download old media files in a chat even if they delete it from their local storage. Separately, a WhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.18.111) reportedly added the vCard indexing feature. Apart from new additions to the voice recordings, users will be able to read the size of a specific sticker pack before downloading them. Now it has introduced a new feature that will enable users to download deleted media on their Android devices again.
WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 listed the last time users were online with the timestamps - "89ESTERDAY" and "84ODAY". 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. It has made a decision to store all the messages and multimedia content on its server even if it is downloaded by the user. Gadgets 360 has been able to verify the new feature is now available in the WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android.
"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. Once it's been accessed, the app immediately removes it from the server.