How to Backup WhatsApp Chat Conversations as a Text File on an Android Smartphone

Use this simple step-by-step guide to save all your WhatsApp chat conversations as a text file.

By Prajith

    WhatsApp has become an integral part of our lives. We exchange conversations, share those funny images, and GIFs to stay in touch with the ones we love. And for obvious reasons one would need a backup of their WhatsApp chat history for you never know when you would need it.

    How to Backup WhatsApp Chat Conversations as a Text File

    WhatsApp currently allows its users to backup their data in two ways. The first method is to upload your data to Google Drive or iCloud and the another way is to save the chat history as a text file. We've already covered the first method earlier. You can check it out here.

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    So, we will shed light on how to save your chat history as a text file. Follow the simple step-by-step guide below.

    Step 1: Open the conversation you intend to save

    Firstly, to back up the chat history as a text file, you'll have to open the conversation you intend to backup.

    Step 2: Click on the three dotted icon

    Then, click on the three dotted icons located towards the top right corner of the screen.

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    Step 3: Click on More

    From the drop-down menu, click on the "More" option and then click on "Email" chat option.

    Step 4: Select Attach Media if you want to backup along with the media

    Now, a pop-up will show up on the screen asking you to select one of the two options - "Without Media" and "Attach Media." Select whatever the option your prefer.

    Step 5: Send the chat to your Google account

    Then, all you have to do is to send the chat backup to your Google account or whatever email service you use. Later, whenever you intend to see the conversation, just download the attachment from the email. That's it!

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