If I send an image\video via WhatsApp and the other person didn't download it, how can he still see the image as a blurry image?

From looking through the app's database I found out that the local path of the image that was downloaded is located in thumb_image column in messages table. However if the image is not downloaded I don't have any information about the local path.

Does WhatsApp stores that image as temporary image data on the device?

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Thumbnails are stored in WhatsApp's database as BLOB in the message_thumbnails table, under thumbnail column.

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