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How to Export WhatsApp Messages from Android

-- Friday, May 29, 2015
WhatsApp, a cross-platform messaging app, has become Android users’ top option for communication. They can send text messages, emoji, images, and audios with their online friends. Differently with SMS, this app is free of charge for the first year. Moreover, you can simply backup and export your Whatsapp Message from Android. Have no idea about the steps? So here we are.

Method 1. Export WhatsApp Messages from Settings

Step 1 Launch WhatsApp and log in with your account information. Click the button at the upper-right cornet. And choose “Settings“.

WhatsApp Settings Menu

Step 2 Select “Chat and calls“ from the options and hit the "Chat history" button.

Go to Settings WhatsApp Chat History

Step 3 Click into Tap on “Email chat“. Then choose the chat you want and hit it. After that, choose “ATTACH MEDIA“ or “WITHOUT MEDIA“ and set to send your chat enclosed with the media attachments or not. Then email will be composed with your chat logs attached as a “txt“ file.

WhatsApp Email Chat Send Email Chat

Step 4 Key the email address that you want to send to. Then click the email icon and send it.

Send Email Chat Email WhatsApp Chat Sending

Method 2.  Simply Export WhatsApp Messages

Go to “CHATS“ on the homepage. Tap and hold on the contact you want. Choose “Email chat“ from the pop-up list.

Tap Email Chat

After that, go back to method 1. You can refer to Step 3 and Step 4 of it.

1) If you send the chat history enclosed with a media attach, it will generate a larger email messages and may take more time to send.
2) It may truncate or fail to send your entire chat history on a message size restricted device.
3) It is only available to back up in WhatsApp versions 2.9.2 and later. If you are running an earlier version, please update to the latest version.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.