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How to Export WhatsApp Photos to PC from An Android

By Avery Pacheco, 01/12/2016, updated on 14/01/2022

You can send instant pictures to your friends when chatting on WhatsApp Messenger. You may want to save your WhatsApp pictures permanently. WhatsApp allows you to do that. You can export the photos from Android to PC via email and Gmail. However, to export lots of pictures in bulk at one time, you need a reliable assistant. In this guide, we will respectively show steps of these two methods and analyze advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

Part 1. Export WhatsApp Photos to PC Direct from Android

Step 1. Select WhatsApp Photos to Export

First of all, log into your WhatsApp account. Then go to "CHATS" and select a conversation that includes WhatsApp photos you want to export. Then tap the menu button (three-dot icon). Go to "More" > "Email chat".

WhatsApp Chat More

Step 2. Export WhatsApp Photos to PC from Android

There should be a message, which reads, "Attaching media will generate a larger email message". To export WhatsApp photos to PC from your Android phone, you should choose "ATTACH MEDIA".

After that, you can choose "Email" or "Gmail" to send and export your WhatsApp pictures. When this is done, you can log into corresponding email or Gmail account to check your WhatsApp images.

Attach Media

Part 2. Best Way to Export WhatsApp Pictures

Step 1. Download and Install Android Data Backup & Restore

At the very beginning, you are required to download the install Android Data Backup & Restore on your Windows/Mac computer. When the program is launched, you will have four modes at the left menu. Select "Android Data Backup & Restore" to go on fixing your case.

Android Data Backup Restore

Step 2. Connect Android Phone to PC

You will be informed to connect your Android device like Galaxy, Motorola, HTC, etc. to the computer. Then you will need to make sure that USB debugging in your Android device is enabled. After connecting the device, your Android handset will be recognized. And you can click the "Backup" button to continue.

Android Connected

Step 3. Select Data Type to Backup

Android device is recognized and file types are scanned. You can select the data type you want to backup. To export WhatsApp photos to OC from your Android, you should precisely choose "Application data". Then click the "Backup" button.

Select Data Types

Step 4. Export WhatsApp Photos to Computer from Android

Android Data Recovery will copy and export your WhatsApp data including all photos to the computer. When this is done, you can go to your computer and check your WhatsApp images.

Backup Completed

Part 3. Pros and Cons of Each Method



Direct from  Android



Network is  required;

Email/Gmail  account is required.

Need to export  one by one.

Using Android Bakcup & Restore

Supports exporting WhatsApp photos in  bulk.


Computer and USB cable are required.