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How to Back up WhatsApp Chats

By Avery Pacheco, 13/11/2016, updated on 14/01/2022

WhatsApp Messenger is a universal communication app which is available in Android and other smartphone. People rely on this social tool to keep in touch with their families and friends every day. They send instant message, pictures, audios and videos to the ones who are in the WhatsApp contact list. Their WhatsApp Messenger may contain lots of important and confidential info. Thus a backup is really significant for keeping the precious memory and important data. Today, we will recommend two methods to back up WhatsApp chats. Here we go.

Part 1. Back Up WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

Step 1. Install Google Play Service

Install Google Play Service on your Android. Note that it is only compatible with Android 2.3.4 and later. Then make sure that your Android is synced with Google Drive and your Google Drive account has enough space for backup of WhatsApp chat history.

Step 2. Backup WhatsApp Conversations on Android

Open WhatsApp on your Android. Tap the MenuButton > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.Select Back up to Google Drive. Then you can set up the backup frequency or touch "Back Up" to instantly create a backup of the WhatsApp chats.

WhatsApp Chat Backup

Step 3. Select A Google Account for WhatsApp Backup

You are required to choose a Google account. Then the WhatsApp conversations in your Android will be backed up to that account.

Touch on Back up over to choose the network. Then wait patiently till the backup is completed.

Part 2. Back Up WhatsApp History with Android Data Backup & Restore

In this part, you can create a WhatsApp backup with Android Backup & Restore, an expert in the field of Android data. You can backup text, audios, pictures and videos in your WhatsApp with ease. Check the Download button below to get the program.

Step 1. Open Android Backup & Restore Program

To start with, open Android Data Recovery on your computer. Then choose "Android Data Backup & Restore" to move forward.

Android Data Backup Restore

Step 2. Connect Android Phone to PC

Then connection message will occur. Please connect your Android device like Samsung Galaxy S7 to the computer. Remember to enable USB debugging on your handset so that it can be detected by the computer. When connection succeeds, check the "Backup" key to continue.

Android Connected

Step 3. Select Data Type to Backup

Now you are required to select the file types that you want to backup. To back up WhatsApp chats from your Android device, you need to mark the box followed by "Application Data" and then check the "Backup" button.

Select Data Types

Step 4. View WhatsApp Backup

Your Android is backing up the application data. WhatsApp chats are included. During this process, please do not disconnect the device. When backup is completed, you can check "View the backup" to check the WhatsApp conversation backup in details. android-app-backup-completed

Backup Completed

Part 3. Comparison of the Two Methods

Backup  via Android Google Drive

Tech  Requirement

Google Drive,  Android 2.3 and later

Android Data Recovery,  USB cable

Need  Network or Not



Success  Rate

Depend on the  network status.

High success  rate is guatanteed


Depends on the  security level of your Google Drive account.

It is safe to  store the backup in the local computer.

As every coin has its two sides. You can select a method according to their pros and cons.