How to Backup WhatsApp Chats on iPhone and Android

What happens when you get a new device and you re-install WhatsApp? Do all your chats just disappear? You can prevent that from happening when you learn how to backup WhatsApp chats.

In this article, you will learn how to backup WhatsApp chats to the cloud. This way, you don’t get to lose any WhatsApp chat ever again.

WhatsApp Backup feature allows any user to backup their WhatsApp conversations to cloud storage like Google Drive or iCloud.

When you backup your WhatsApp chats, you can retrieve any message, images or documents anytime you want.

This way, if you newly install WhatsApp after getting a new phone or after a phone reset, all your chats and media files will be intact; you can continue your conversations from where you stopped.

The WhatsApp backup feature is available on any version of WhatsApp.

Recently, WhatsApp went into a partnership with Google Drive; Android users will be getting a completely free backup on Google Drive.

However, WhatsApp users on iOS and Windows also get a partially free backup as these platforms offer limited cloud storage.

Windows Onedrive and Apple’s iCloud both give a free 5GB cloud storage. So if you exhaust your free storage, you will need to upgrade to a much bigger storage plan to accommodate your WhatsApp backup. A few percentages of Nigerians use cloud storages so this rarely happens.

How to Backup WhatsApp Chats on Android

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Click the three dots at the top-right side to access WhatsApp menu.
  3. Select settings from the menu.
  4. Select chats from the options available.
  5. Select Chat Backup.


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