Protecting our privacy has become very complicated, in a world that is increasingly digital. Today we offer you a complete tutorial, in which we explain how you can delete all WhatsApp conversations, without leaving a single trace, and without being able to recover them in any way.
Delete messages and conversations from your phone
Many users think that deleting a conversation using the WhatsApp application is enough to protect their privacy. However, doing this is only the first step , as deleted conversations can be recovered in a number of ways.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that deleting a WhatsApp conversation from your phone will not make the messages disappear from the device of the person who received them. Therefore, before deleting the conversation, you should go inside and delete each and every one of the messages that appear.
WhatsApp offers a native function, which allows you to delete messages for both the person who sends them and the person who receives them.
After doing this you also need to delete all the local backup copies of WhatsApp, for this you need to access the following path:
/ sdcard / WhatsApp / Backups
Delete the backup on Google Drive
Once you have completed the inner step, it will seem that all the conversations you had on your WhatsApp have disappeared without leaving a trace, but that is not really the case.
WhatsApp is configured by default to make backup copies in the Google Drive cloud periodically. Obviously these backup copies can be used to recover all the messages that you have been deleting until now.
Therefore, the next step we must do is to access our Google Drive account and delete all backups related to WhatsApp.
To do this you must access your Google Drive account. Once inside, click on the gear-shaped icon that you will find in the upper right corner of the interface of this service. Next, click on " Settings " and a new window will open in which you will have to select " Manage applications ".
Scroll down until you find the option to configure WhatsApp backups.
You simply have to click on the small icon in the shape of an inverted triangle, which you will find inside the button to delete the WhatsApp backups stored in Google Drive.
You can also use this button to disconnect WhatsApp from Google Drive , and that no new backups are formed.
Delete all multimedia content
The next step that we must take is to remove all the multimedia files related to WhatsApp from our phone .
At this point, it is important to note that the fact that we delete all the messages in a WhatsApp conversation, and the conversation itself, does not imply that the multimedia files, such as videos, images, audios, documents and others that it contained are deleted.
We can delete all these files manually using the file explorer that comes with our Android phone, but it is a rather cumbersome process that will take us a long time.
Fortunately, we can use a free application to eliminate all traces of multimedia files related to WhatsApp.
This practical application is called Cleaner for WhatsApp, and you can download it for free from Google Play.
This is all, we hope it is useful.