How to save your chat history

Depending on your settings, you can back up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive. If you uninstall WhatsApp from your phone but don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up your chats to Google Drive before uninstalling.
WhatsApp stores chats to your phone’s WhatsApp database daily in order to recover them in the event of corruption. We recommend using Google Drive to backup your entire chat and media history.
Back up chats
> Settings > Chats > Chat backup > Back up.
Export chat history
You can use the export chat feature to export a copy of the chat history from an individual or group chat.
  1. Open the individual or group chat.
  2. Tap
    > More > Export chat.
  3. Tap Without media or Include media.
An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.
  • If you're in Germany, you might have to update WhatsApp before you can use the export chat feature.
  • If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments.
  • When exporting with media, you can send up to 10,000 latest messages. Without media, you can send 40,000 messages. These constraints are due to maximum email sizes.
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