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 ( Google Drive ) :
You can take backup of your whatsapp chats, photos and videos to google drive. Follow the below procedure to take a backup to google drive.
- Go to WhatsApp Settings.
- Click Chats. Then Select Chat Backup.
- Now you will have the option of ‘Google Drive Settings’.
- Select the google account to which you want to back up.
- Select the frequency (Daily, Weekly, Monthly etc).
- You are done. Your whatsapp backup is stored on your google account.
You will have the option to choose whether you want your videos to be backed up. If you have a lots of videos then you can avoid back up of videos to save storage on your google drive account.
Method 2 (Automatic ) :
Another method is automatic backup which is done by whatsapp. Most of you who use whatsapp might already know that whatsapp automatically takes backup of all our conversations daily at morning 2 AM. 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 whatsapp 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.
If you have taken backup to google drive, then after installing the whatsapp you can choose google account to restore the backup.
Whatsapp usually updates its messenger, so with time, more backup options might be available for the users. So, we will be updating if any new method is available.