Whatsapp messages went disappeared without deleting

Recently I encounterd weird problem, the messages sent and received within one hour went disappeared without deleting them. Pls help to look into the problem and advise. Thanks.

266 thoughts on “Whatsapp messages went disappeared without deleting

  1. Andrew

    I was texting like normal yesterday morning when all of a sudden it said whatsapp is not responding or something like that but after it came off EVERYTHING was deleted…even my backup, I had messages from 2016 there sigh ……Whatsapp explain yourselves immediately cause I’m not amused!!!!.

  2. Hala Magdy

    Every now and then, the WhatApp messages are deleted in a given period of time, like the all the messages in 3 days,for example.
    Is this a bug? How can I fix it?

  3. Jack

    Hi today suddenly my WhatsApp contact (firends) images disappear.. if I click on my friend contact who we like to share more pic. Suddenly disappeared..but right now all that pic is in my gallery saved. But not. Showing in the person contact media .. pls advise.

  4. Lira

    why does whatsapp deleted all my messages?!!!!!

  5. Amy Corr

    My whatsapp reset itself and took me to the screen where we put phone number. Now how can i restore all the chats and after reintalling it aint showing restore option as well.

  6. Mattie van Rooyen

    I wanted to send and emegancy whatsapp to 4 groups warning them of an armed robbery in the making, and couldn’t find one of these groups at all! I used a land line to make a phone call and someone on one of the groups contact me on one of the whatsapp groups and then they were all back again. How is this possible?
    Is it possible to trace who did it, because we susspect a certain person to be part of this specific robbery.

  7. Bandana

    I want to get back all the WhatsApp messages which disappear without deleting them

  8. Mi

    Lost all my messages without deleting. What is going on? Can’t restore from backup as phone has no external memory. Gutted lhave ost a lot of sentimental stuff.

  9. Ofentse

    Guys Fix this…and recover my massages😑

  10. Ofentse

    I had about 89 massages from 56 chats,and i lost all my massages without deleting them! Like WTF😧…i had massages regarding my Art business there!💔

  11. Lucia Dewi

    i also have the same. problem
    i lost all my message without deleting and my friend whatsapp status is disapear.
    how the solutions?

  12. Alan

    ..and what kind of mickey mouse programming requires a program to be reinstalled to recover a back up – disappeared messages could be in the whatsapp\database

  13. Alan

    I think it’s time to ditch Whatsapp like another piece of sh*t like Windows. How can something so relatively simple be so screwed up?

  14. Dean

    No this happens in case your database is corrupt. It restores to the latest backup what looks for you like “suddenly disappeared”.

  15. Terry

    Hijacked or tapped phone numbers.. WhatsApp is giving out details. I am deleting WhatsApp this year.

  16. Terry

    Happened to me.. Means account has been tapped or linked to something funny.

  17. joe blu

    I lost lines of messages today. I did not delete them. WTF?

  18. TalilyTalulu

    I lost all my data on whatsap w/o doing anythings! And its not the first. :( Happen more than 3 times. Please help!

  19. Tanika Basu

    Out of a single chat thread only four lines and few shared media got automatically deleted. I swear I haven’t touched them or deleted them
    Please help if anyone knows how this is possible

  20. Anu

    All my Watsapp msgs including the media has disappeared.what is the cause?

  21. James Hung

    Hey guys, this afternoon I lost a portion of chat from 8 November till today. Has my WhatsApp been hacked or is it a bug? Can anyone give me solid answers? I am really afraid because a lot of my media videos were deleted/taken.

  22. Fung

    I don’t see any archived chat at the bottom of the chat list…
    where can I find my old chat record..?

  23. MJ

    Hello all, probably not, but are your chats not just ARCHIVED automatically? This seem to happen with me automatic after a long time not chatting with someone.

    Scroll to the bottom of your chat list and you’ll see archived chats.

  24. Jill

    So far, only one chat is missing along with media, pics, everything is gone. The person whom I chated with is also missing all messaging is gone so we couldn’t restore it from her

  25. Shashank Shukla (S2)

    I recently (in past hour) encountered such situation in which I updated my whatsapp and just after successful update, my WhatsApp crashed and I had to force stop it. Then on re-opening the app, all my chats and groups and people were gone. I had to find people from my contacts and message them.
    Also an additional note:- I was very low on memory (approx 12MB left) and I have subscribed for Beta updates.
    Is there any possibility that I can recover all the chats and disappeared messages.
    Thank U for ur time and i hope for a solution.
    Yours Sincerely,

  26. KarthiK

    Some of my chats are missing suddenly. Could you please guide me to restore that. I tried reinstalling but no luck.

  27. Neerja

    My whats app massage disappeared without delete tell me why? Please help me

  28. Neerja

    My whats app massage disappeared without delete tell me why?


    My whats app chats and medias also disappeared.. What’s is the problem over here ??.. Pls tell me the solution.

  30. Zain khan

    I had 2 chats archieved for the past year, they disappeared suddenly..i wonder howw..

  31. Minjia

    Has anyone found a solution? Google-ing and contacting whatsapp itself isn’t helpful… My messages are still missing… ):
    Pls help if you know how to!

  32. Connie Alfred

    im going through the same thing i uninstall whatsapp install it back it took all my messages from yesterday & also this morning i tried restoring & backing up still cudnt retrieved my messages i want my messages back

  33. Avinash

    Midnight at 1:30 am ask for backup…
    I refuse and all my chat history get disappeared…
    It only shows group…
    You were added. ..

    Plea help me

  34. Kesha Tiwari

    I uninstalled whatsapp because of my exams and then installed it again took the backup and got some messages which I didn’t even read and uninstalled whatsapp again and after that when I re installed whatsapp the earlier messages the which I didnt opened the chat and checked out like this only but i remember that I had some messages which are not appearing now after backup also … I dint even touch them … please tell me how to get those messages back…

  35. Rosanne Allen-Hewlett

    Yup … me too! Yesterday I lost one of my business contacts (partner) for no reason. I was deleting a VM I recorded so I could replace it, and suddenly his profile disappeared along with all our chats for the past 2 years. I left the app and when I came back in, his profile was there as if he were a new contact, and none of our chats were available. I’ve tried everything, and may have to un-install WhatsApp, but this makes me nervous in case there is storage somewhere that can be accessed. I haven’t see it though. I’ve asked him if he has the chats on his phone. I’m waiting. If WhatsApp is having problems, is corrupted or has been hacked, we should have been notified so as to save our data. I never had any problem for the several years I’ve used WhatsApp for business contacts with my team around the world. Since I had no problems, I simply didn’t bother to back it up / achieve. I will now! As a global medical management company, we rely heavily on WhatsApp and Skype for team communications, on-the-ground liaisons, and scheduling for patients’ tele-medicine consults ( some urgent). We are aware that today’s technology isn’t perfect, but this is a new concern now. We will be discussing this issue. Thanks for any assistance that can be given, but it seems that no one here has been given any answers. Microsoft bought it, they should have the expertise to handle it.

  36. Samkelo

    My recent messages from Whatsapp keep disappearing after 2 or 3 days and I lose important study and work material. Please fix the issue ASAP. I can’t keep on losing money because of Whatsapp. Please help with this issue

  37. Irene

    I scan my husband phone and it just disappear asking to scan again

  38. Penny Ooi

    my chat history for last 24 hours disappeared (but it only happens to few chats , with attached photos and voice recording) without i deleting it … there were all the very important messages for work purpose, pls help me to get back the missing messages…Please Help .

  39. Adeoluwa Oguntona

    Recently I encounterd weird problem, the messages sent and received within one hour went disappeared without deleting them on my phone. Pls help to look into the problem and advise. Thanks.

  40. Anne Williams

    Please help rescue missing WhatsApp

  41. Smith Bolu

    Few days ago my WhatsApp showed WhatsApp chat error then when I logged in it showed “initializing” then all my chats for months were deleted. This is a reoccurring event,pls help to fix the problem urgently.

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