How do I save my chat history?

Your WhatsApp chats are automatically backed up and saved daily on your phone's memory. Depending on your settings, you can also periodically backup your WhatsApp chats to your Google Drive. If you uninstall WhatsApp from your phone but don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up your chats before uninstalling:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Chats and calls.
  2. Tap Back up chats or Chat backup > Back Up.

To export a copy of the history of an individual chat or group, use the Email chat feature:

  1. Tap and hold on the conversation or group.
  2. Select Email chat.
  3. Choose whether to Attach Media or not.

An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.


  • If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments.
  • When sending with media, you can send up to 10,000 latest messages. Without media, you can send 40,000 messages. These constraints are due to maximum email sizes.

Learn how to export your chat history on: iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team