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Backup WhatsApp Chats

Backing up your WhatsApp Chats With A Chrome Plugin

WhatsApp Chat Backup Plugin has been deprecated since 20th May 2024. We no longer support backing up chats using our Google Chrome Plugin

In this guide, we provide you with a step-by-step guide on how you can back up or export your WhatsApp Chat History for free.

Step by Step

  1. On the Google Chrome Browser, Install the “Backup WhatsApp Chats” Chrome Plugin from the Chrome Webstore.

Download link:

Open on your computer using the Google Chrome Browser.

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone by tapping on it.
  2. Open the Chats screen and select Menu and then WhatsApp Web.
  3. There will be a QR code (which looks like a scrambled barcode) on the computer screen. Scan this using your phone.
How to use WhatsApp on a PC
  1. Open the “Backup WhatsApp Chats” extension from the top-right side of your Google Chrome Browser.
This extension does not support the backup of media files or the caption of media files.
It also does not support the backup of WhatsApp group messages.
Only individual text messages will be backed up by the extension.
  1. Choose the Date Range and click on the “Download WhatsApp Chats” button.
  2. Allow the chat download to be completed.

The chat backup shall be stored as JSON files.

Uncompressed the zip file and check if the text messages has been backed up correctly.

Video Guide

Here is a detailed video guide on how to back up your WhatsApp Chats!

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