WhatsApp is the most widely used messenger app for many services like, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. We have seen a post some days back on how to backup & restore WhatsApp chat conversations. This is mainly used when you need to format your phone due to some reason or your WhatsApp is affected by virus and you need to delete and then re-install it. Also there may be chance that you need to change the look of your WhatsApp by installing new themes.
But now you can also restore them using a online tool called RecoverMessages. This service lets you easily recover WhatsApp messages or pictures deleted from your iPhone or Android phone and serves as a forensic tool.
Lets see how this works:
1. To recover your deleted WhatsApp chats from iPhone or Android using RecoverMessages, first you need to copy the WhatsApp database file (.sqlite or .db.crypt) from your device to your PC.
2. Then go to Recover Messages homepage.
3. Click on the SQSLiteFile and select the path of the WhatsApp database file (msgstore.db.crypt).
How to get a SQSLite or msgstore.db.crypt file:
Go to this path: "/sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt" (crypted database on SD card, can be created by starting backup from whatsapp advanced settings: settings - more - Backup Chats)
net.whatsapp.WhatsApp/Documents/ChatStorage.sqlite (You can use an Iphone Backup Tool to get the file, e.g. I-Twin or Iphone Backup Extractor).
That's it. You can also get some more features for restoring your messages if you create a personal user account. More details available here.
You must be know that WhatsApp itself creates a backup of your file at regular interval. You can also recover it using simple steps provided here.