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How to Backup Chat Messages in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is no doubt one of the fastest growing means of keeping up with friends and other contacts from your mobile phone. It’s like BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iPhone – and we love it!

Now just imagine, you have had an important chat with a friend around evening and later that night, you plan to do a full reset on your phone. Well, you will lose that chat you had in the evening with your friend.

UPDATE: The latest feature in WhatsApp allows you to backup chat messages to the cloud, on your Google Drive account. How to use that? We have a complete guide for that: How to Backup & Restore WhatsApp Chat Messages with Google Drive

WhatsApp creates a backup automatically of your conversations everyday at 4am, but in case you want to back up your conversations at some other time, you can do it manually.

WhatsApp Backup Chat Conversations

How to Backup Chat Messages in WhatsApp

Follow the steps below to backup your Whats chat conversations:

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Press the Menu key, and go to ‘Settings’.
  • Scroll down and go to ‘More’;.
  • Now tap once on “Chat History Backup” and backup will start.

That’s it! Next time when you re-install WhatsApp after a full reset, you will be asked to restore your previous backup (which is stored on your SD card).

Backup WhatsApp Messages – Video

Watch the above steps in the video:

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.