WhatsApp has made it easy for users to keep their WhatsApp chats safe using the Chat Backup feature. Using this feature, you can easily back up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive. So, if you lose or factory reset your phone, your chats will still be safe on Google Drive. And you can easily restore WhatsApp chat backup while reinstalling WhatsApp on your phone.
WhatsApp Chat Backup feature allows you to back up your WhatsApp chats automatically or manually. Besides that, you can also choose the backup frequency and control the data consumption by not including videos in the backup. Also, the best part is that Chat Backups won’t count in the 15 GB storage limit of your Google Account.
Backup Your WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive
So, let’s see how to set up your WhatsApp to automatically back up your chats to your Google Drive account. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp Settings
First of all, open WhatsApp on your phone and tap on the 3 dots in the top-right corner. Now, from the list of options, tap on Settings to open WhatsApp settings.
Step 2: Go to Chat Backup settings
In WhatsApp settings, select Chats and scroll down. Here, select the Chat backup option to configure your WhatsApp chat backup to Google Drive.
Step 3: Set or Change WhatsApp Chat Backup Upload Frequency to Google Drive
Now, you will see Google Drive settings for WhatsApp chat backup. First of all, we will change or set the backup frequency. So, tap on Backup to Google Drive and select your desired frequency.
If you choose Never or Only when I tap “Back up” option, WhatsApp chats won’t be backed up automatically.
Step 4: Select your Google Drive account for WhatsApp Chat Backup
After setting up the backup frequency, it’s time to select your Google account to which your chats will be uploaded. You can also use your existing Google account that you have logged-in to your Android phone.
So, tap on Account and select your Google account. WhatsApp will now prompt you for the permissions to add and modify the data on your Google Drive. Allow access to successfully back up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive.
Step 5: Backup over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Now, let’s see other settings too. In Google Drive settings, under Account, you will see an option labeled Back up over. So, tap on it to change if you want to back up your WhatsApp chats over Wi-Fi or Mobile Data.
INFO: You can also include videos in the backup. To do that, select Include videos option from Chat backup options. However, we do not recommended to upload your videos to Google Drive as it will cause high data usage.
Step 6: Manually Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive
You can also back up your WhatsApp chats manually. In Chat backup settings, under Last Backup, you will see a “BACK UP” button. So, tap on the “BACK UP” button to back up your chats to your Google Drive manually.
WhatsApp will create a backup on your local storage temporarily and will upload this backup to your Google Drive account.
Automatically Back up WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive
Now, you need not worry about your WhatsApp chats, they are safe on Google Drive. Whenever you install WhatsApp on the new phone or reinstall it on the same phone, you can restore it from Google Drive.
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