How to save chat history on WhatsApp?

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Apr 3, 2014, 5:06:41 PM via Website

If you are looking on how you can save your WhatsApp chat history, you can do so following these easy steps.

It is good to know that your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up & saved on your phone's memory. Therefore, if you want to delete WhatsApp from your phone and don't want to lose any of your messages, make sure to manually back up your chats before uninstalling.

To save your messages:
-Go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Chat Settings
-Choose Backup Conversations

To export a copy of the history of an individual chat or group, you can use the Email Chat History feature:
-Choose and hold on the conversation or group.
-Choose Email conversation
-Choose whether to Attach Media or not.

After that, an email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.

If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments.

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Dec 25, 2014, 9:08:21 AM via Website

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If you are looking on how you can save your WhatsApp chat history, you can do so following these easy steps.
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To export a copy of the history of an individual chat or group, you can use the Email Chat History feature:
-Choose and hold on the conversation or group.
-Choose Email conversation
-Choose whether to Attach Media or not.

After that, an email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.

If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments.

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How can I import this exported chat later?
Thanks!!!!

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Jun 18, 2015, 8:19:19 AM via Website

Yes this is right way to save chat history on WhatsApp ! I'm completely agree with this way but some it be fail, When we restore chat history on WhatsApp. So WhatsApp get fail to get chat history.... Why ?

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Jun 3, 2016, 12:58:43 PM via Website

Saving a chat by emailing it is a nice method to archive your chat. BUT: In my case this function limits the numer of media (images, voice notes) to a total of 29 (i.e. 30 including the text body).

This is in some cases very awful, e.g. if somebody uses to talk instead of typing (resulting in a large bunch of audio files, at least more than 29).

What can I do? Is there a way to configure that limitation? To set it to a higher value?

Thanks,
L.W.

John N.

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Oct 17, 2016, 11:18:20 AM via Website

Here are the steps on how to save chat history on WhatsApp:
1. Launch WhatsApp and open the main chat screen.
2. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner for the menu.
3. Go to Settings >>Chat Settings>> Backup.
4. Export your chat history. Launch WhatsApp and open the conversation you wish to send.

Hope this helps you.

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Feb 13, 2017, 11:42:57 AM via Website

I usually just screenshot the content

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Apr 26, 2017, 4:12:06 PM via Website

In addition, you can install the Google Drive in Android, and there will be the option of backup with Google Drive, which help to restore your chats when you buy a new phone.

John N.

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Jun 3, 2018, 5:19:44 PM via Website

  1. Open the chat for the individual or group.
  2. Tap the Menu Button.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Email chat.
  5. Choose whether to Attach Media or not.

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May 15, 2019, 7:52:43 AM via Website

Thanks for this discussion...

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Nov 4, 2019, 6:35:47 AM via Website

Your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up and saved daily to your phone's memory. Depending on your settings, you can also periodically back up your WhatsApp chats to OneDrive. If you uninstall WhatsApp from your phone but don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up or export your chats before uninstalling.

To back up your chats
Open WhatsApp and tap on More > settings > chats and calls.
Tap backup.

To export your chats
If you would like to keep a record of your messages on a computer or in an email, you can email yourself individual chats. Please follow these steps:
Open the chat you wish to export.
Tap on More > info or group info.
Tap on More > email chat history.

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Nov 11, 2019, 7:28:34 AM via Website

Your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up and saved daily to your phone's memory. Depending on your settings, you can also periodically back up your WhatsApp chats to OneDrive. If you uninstall WhatsApp from your phone but don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up or export your chats before uninstalling.
To back up your chats
Open WhatsApp and tap on More > settings > chats and calls.
Tap backup.
If you want to restore the backup, please read this article.
To export your chats
If you would like to keep a record of your messages on a computer or in an email, you can email yourself individual chats. Please follow these steps:
Open the chat you wish to export.
Tap on More > info or group info.
Tap on More > email chat history.

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