How To Recover Deleted WeChat Messages & Account?

WeChat is a great way to chat and talk with your friends over the Internet. But sometimes your WeChat contacts, messages, and account get deleted for various reasons.

I have already shown you how to recover deleted WeChat contacts. In this article, we will have a look into how to recover deleted WeChat messages & account.

If you are ready to retrieve your deleted WeChat account and recover your lost WeChat messages then this article is for you. So without wasting any more time let’s get straight into it.

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Can I Recover My WeChat Account?

Yes, you can recover your WeChat account unless it is permanently deleted. If you still remember your WeChat ID, Email, or phone number which is registered on WeChat then you can easily recover your account by contacting the WeChat support team. More on it in the later part of the article.

Can You Recover Deleted WeChat Messages?

Yes, similar to the WeChat account, WeChat messages are also recoverable even if they are permanently deleted. All you have to do is follow the steps that I share with you below and you will be able to recover the deleted WeChat chat history easily.

How To Recover Deleted WeChat Account?

As I already said there isn’t a way to recover a permanently deleted WeChat account. However, if you can’t access your WeChat account because you forgot your username or password then all you have to do is contact their customer support and recover your account. You can contact the WeChat support team by following this link.

In case your WeChat account was banned or suspended for some reason then also you can get it unbanned. To do so all you have to do is go to the Account Recovery page. Here you will need to provide your phone number, email, or WeChat ID to restore your suspended WeChat account.

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Once your account is recovered, your messages and chat history will be recovered automatically.

How To Restore Deleted WeChat Messages?

Recover WeChat Messages Without Backup On Android & iPhone

If you don’t have a backup then you will be needing a third-party data recovery tool that can recover the deleted WeChat messages for you.

The tools I will like to recommend to you are EaseUS MobiSaver and Stellar Data Recovery For iPhone. Both of these apps are capable to find the lost WeChat chat history for you. All you have to do is install these apps on your computer and then connect your phone to your PC. As soon as the software recognizes your phone, run a scan and wait till it recovers the lost files.

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In case you want to recover deleted WeChat messages on Android then you have to root your phone first. However, if you are looking to recover deleted WeChat messages on your iPhone then there’s no need to worry because it works without jailbreaking.

Retrieve WeChat Messages With Backup On Android & iPhone

Android and iPhone offer cloud backup storage to their users with the name of Google Photos and iCloud respectively. This means if you have enabled the backup then all your data stored on your phone will be synced to your cloud storage account.

In the case of WeChat, the photos and videos that you share online with your friends are stored in the local storage of your device. So if you have enabled the backup on your phone then it means your WeChat messages will be synced to your cloud storage as well.

This means if you lose your WeChat messages(only photos & videos) then you can easily recover them from the backup i.e. Google Photos and iCloud on Android and iPhone respectively.

Use WeChat Repair Function To Find Lost Messages

Most WeChat users don’t know about one hidden feature of WeChat which is its Repair Function. It’s a free way to repair corrupted and find lost WeChat files. The chances of recovery are less with it, but since it is free it deserves a shot.  To find lost WeChat messages using this method, you can follow the steps shown below.

  • Launch the WeChat app on your phone and go to Me > Settings
  • Under Settings, tap on the Help and Feedback option. Next, tap on the wrench icon at the top right corner.
  • Finally, choose Repair and select Chat History.

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With this WeChat will try to recover the lost WeChat messages and chat history for you. If you are lucky, you may find the lost chat history by doing just this much.

Final Verdict

Recovering a deleted WeChat account is not quite possible if it is permanently deleted. However, if the account is inaccessible because you have forgotten your email or password or it is suspended then you can recover it by contacting customer support. Once the account is recovered your messages will also be recovered. If your account is intact but you have deleted the chat history then you can also recover it. Just follow the methods I have shared above with you.


What Happens If I Delete My WeChat Account?

Everything related to your account including your profile photo, chat history, etc. is deleted along with your account.

Does WeChat Save Chat?

No, they don’t store the chat on their server. Once it is deleted, it's gone for good.

Can You Recover A Permanently Deleted WeChat Account?

No, you cannot recover a WeChat account that it permanently deleted.

About Me

I’m Satyam Pandey, a fellow data hoarder who keeps accidentally deleting files from time to time. I decided to start this blog after recovering all of my deleted high school photos from my old hard drive. With a knack to test data recovery software and see how well they perform I decided to create this blog.

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