WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular chat services you could find around. Perhaps, due to its availability across platform, high and low end devices. The mobile messaging app has more than 500 million monthly active users and generates 64 billion messages per day. If you also use this service it means your chats are included.
So, how do you prevent losing your chat history amidst the billions of messages? The answer is simple. BACK IT UP! Yes, you can actually back up your chats on either your device’s internal or external memory. Here is how;
On an iPhone, it’s quite easy. WhatsApp uses iCloud to back up not just text messages but also all incoming and outgoing media like photos, videos, and voice messages.
To initiate a backup, tap the Settings button on the menu bar at the bottom of WhatsApp. Head over to Chat Settings, and then tap Chat Backup.
Here, you can manually start a backup by tapping the Back Up Now button. Or you can set WhatsApp to automatically back up your stuff daily, weekly, or monthly.
WhatsApp will start to back up automatically only if your phone is plugged in. But make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network, because it will happily start backing itself up over your data plan! Backups can be huge — hundreds of megabytes if you’re an active user.
If you change iPhones, you’ll be promoted to restore WhatsApp from a backup the first time you install it. As long as you’re using the same iCloud account, you should be able to pick up right where you left off.
On an Android, things get slightly more complicated. If your phone has a microSD card, that’s what WhatsApp will back up to by default. To start a backup, open WhatsApp and hit the Menu button. Navigate to Settings → Chat Settings and then tap Backup Conversations. Simply move over the