Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages

For some people, keeping records of calls, sms and other chat conversations is very important. Even I record my calls, take backups of sms messages and chat conversations so that I can read them later or just to check back when its really needed.

As we all know that whatsapp is the most widely used messaging application today. It has a lot of features available for users which makes it very popular among the people who love chatting and sending messages over internet. Most of the people do not know about the backup feature available in whatsapp. Today I will show you how to take backup of all your whatsapp conversations and restore them back.

How to Take Backup of WhatsApp Messages :

There are two methods to take backup of whatsapp conversations.

Method 1 ( Manual ) :

One method is taking backup of whatsapp conversations manually. There is an option available in whatsapp to take backup of chat conversations of selected contacts. For this you have to go to Settings of WhatsApp and select Chat Settings.

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

Then Select Email Conversations

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

In the next step, you will be prompted to select the contact for which you want to take chat backup. Select the Contact. Then you will be asked to take backup with media or without media. If you select with media option, all the images, videos and audio attachments will be backed up.

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages

In the next step, select the email client and type an email address. Message Backup of that specific contact will be sent to that email with conversation attached in txt format.

You cannot restore the txt format backup to whatsapp. To restore it to whatsapp follow the below method.

Method 2 (Automatic ) :

Another method is automatic backup which is done by whatsapp. Most of you who use whatsapp might be already know that whatsapp automatically takes backup of all our conversations daily at morning 4 a.m. But these messages are in encrypted form when they are backed up. So they can just be restored without viewing. They are stored in encrypted form in the Media Folder present in WhatsApp Folder in SD Card. You can copy that media folder or the entire whatsapp folder. That is your backup.

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages :

To restore the whatsapp messages, you have to copy the WhatsApp folder to the SD card which you have taken backup in previous step. Once you place that folder in root of SD card, now install whatsapp. During Installation, it will show that Message Backup has been found, Do you want to restore? Select Yes and you have all your conversations restored back to your whatsapp.

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