WhatsApp is one of the powerful communication channels not only for personal use but for business use as well. There may be a lot of important information of conversations on your WhatsApp account that you may need to backup.
When you are applying for the WhatsApp Business API, you need to delete the WhatsApp account on the number. Hence, backing up your old chat history may be useful
In this guide, we provide you a step-by-step guide on how you can backup or export your WhatsApp Chat History for free.
Step 1: Install the “Backup WhatsApp Chats” Chrome Plugin from the Microsoft Edge Marketplace or Google Chrome Web Store
To download the chat backup plugin on Google Chrome Browser, you can use this link – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/backup-whatsapp-chats/ibpjljmgmpnfbjbjdajbldfekkcnencp?hl=en
To download the chat backup plugin on Microsoft Edge Browser, you can use this link – https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/backup-whatsapp-chats/npifjiiiakjmpgcihhbooajmpdjjnflp
Step 2: Open web.whatsapp.com on your computer using the Google Chrome Browser
Step 3: Open the WhatsApp app on your phone by tapping on it
Step 4: Open the Chats screen and select Menu and then WhatsApp Web
Step 5: There will be a QR code (which looks like a scrambled barcode) on the computer screen. Scan this using your phone
Step 6: Open the “Chat Backup” add from the top-right side of your Google Chrome Browser
Step 7: Choose the Date Range and click on the “Download WhatsApp Chats” button
Step 8: Allow the chat download to be completed
The chat backup shall be stored as json files
If you are looking for video instructions to know how you can backup your WhatsApp Chat History, you can follow the below video
This chat backup plugin has been developed by WATI.io – WhatsApp’s Official API Partner.
After you have done backing up your WhatsApp chats, WATI has a very powerful tool where you can easily import your backed up WhatsApp Chats by just importing it into that feature and that could see all the chats in your WATI Team Inbox.
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