Does anyone know of a way to restore a deleted Whatsapp chat that was not backed up? Chat was on my laptop, i.e. I typically use whatsapp from my laptop rather than the phone, not sure if that makes any difference. NB I do not want to have to pay anything to do this.
Sadly, if you didn’t backup all the messages it’s impossible to restore them. WhatsApp doesn't store any user messages on its server. I would suggest you check your Google drive as whatsapp uploads the backup there too.
I know some android recovery softwares can help us recover deleted whatsapp chat from Android phone. But if they are overwritten by new data, there is no way to recover them back. About the details, you can check online and find the software you like. Good luck to you.