How to backup WhatsApp Chats? – Step by Step Guide

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

the tool to backup whatsapp chats from WhatsApp Web

Step 7: Choose the Date Range and click on the “Download WhatsApp Chats” button

Step 8: Allow the chat download to be completed

the backup whatsapp chats process

The chat backup shall be stored as json files

Example of exported json chat

Video Guide

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.

How to import chats easily?

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.

To know more about it please click here.

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