How to back up and restore your WhatsApp messages with Google Drive


Whatsapp backup: You may want to work with WhatsApp because it is free and easy to use. Maybe this is just a convenient way to keep in touch with friends. Either way, you may find some very important news and media out there, and it would be shameful that all of the information suddenly disappeared. So backing up your messages, photos, and videos is a good idea. This is how to do it!

How to back up between Android and iPhone

If you plan to switch from Android to iPhone and want to carry WhatsApp messages with you, you will be lucky.

When backing up WhatsApp on your Android phone, it will back up to Google Drive. Android WhatsApp uses Google Drive for backup and restore. IOS iCloud app is used to accomplish these two tasks.

Even if you have the iOS Google Drive app, you still can’t restore Android WhatsApp files this way. WhatsApp on iOS will only communicate with iCloud. However, there are some third-party apps that you can use, and although we haven’t reviewed them, we won’t trust them in our private data.

How to back up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive

Fortunately, WhatsApp automatically backups daily and saves your messages in the phone memory. However, depending on your settings, you can also back up your chat history to Google Drive. This way, your messages will be safe even if you have to delete WhatsApp from your phone. Just be sure to make a backup before uninstalling the app.

Google Drive is a great way to backup all WhatsApp messages. You can switch from Android phone to Android phone and follow your messages and media wherever you go. In the event that WhatsApp crashes when it is decided that it cannot be repaired within one day, and ultimately it has to uninstall and reinstall it, this also requires additional insurance. Here’s how to use Google Drive Backup:

  • Launch WhatsApp from the main screen or app drawer.
  • Click on the menu icon in the top right of the screen. Here are three vertical points.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click to chat.
  • Click chat backup.
  • Click “Backup to Google Drive” to choose how often you want to back up chats (in this example, we choose “daily”).
chat backup
  • Click the Google Account you want to back up.
  • Click Allow.
  • If you want to back up your video, click Embed Video.
  • Click Backup to start the first backup.
whatsapp backup

Now everything is supported and chat can be resumed every time you reinstall WhatsApp regardless of device. Please note that whenever you back up to Google Drive, WhatsApp is also backed up to your phone’s memory, which means it will take up some space. If you have a pre-installed file management app or an app like ES File Explorer, you can enter and make room when you need it.

When backing up, it’s best to plug in your phone, as the first backup might take some time, depending on the size of the chat. The beauty is that every backup you make after the first backup is a gradual backup, which means that it will be added to the current backup, instead of erasing everything and restarting or adding all over the old backup, thus reducing space.

How to restore WhatsApp chats from a Google Drive backup

Everything is supported. Great! You have changed your phone or have to reinstall WhatsApp. Not so good How can you recover all your chats now? That’s it!

  • Launch WhatsApp from the main screen or app drawer.
  • Click OK and continue.
  • Enter your phone number to verify.
  • Click Next.
  • Click OK.
verify your phone number
  • Click Continue.
  • Click Restore
  • Enter your name
  • Click Next.
profile info

You can now access WhatsApp chat on any Android phone using WhatsApp. All you have to do is log in. So if you want to transfer WhatsApp data from one phone to another, follow the steps above.

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