How to back up and restore your WhatsApp chats with Google Drive

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How to back up and restore your WhatsApp chats with Google Drive
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  • WhatsApp has approximately two billion monthly active users globally.
  • Android WhatsApp users can use Google Drive to back up chat and media whereas WhatsApp for iOS only uses iCloud for backup.
  • Here’s how you can back up and restore WhatsApp data with Google Drive.
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WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded and used instant messaging apps out there. Moreover, WhatsApp has become a convenient and free way to keep in touch with friends. On the other hand, you probably have some important media and messages on WhatsApp and it would be a disaster if you lost them.
WhatsApp allows you to back up all your chats to Google Drive. To use Google Drive backup, all you need is a Google account on your phone. WhatsApp for iOS doesn't use Google Drive as a backup, it uses iCloud to back up media and chats.
Here’s how you can back up WhatsApp chats and restore them with Google Drive.

How to back up chats to Google Drive


  • Open WhatsApp and go to ‘Settings.’
  • Now tap on ‘Chats’ then ‘Chat backup’ and at last tap on’ Back up’.
  • After that, under Google Drive settings you can set the frequency for data backup also you get a manual option to back up your chats to Google Drive anytime you want.
  • Once you have set the backup frequency, select the Google account where you want to back up chat history and media.
  • Now, tap on ‘Back up’ and choose the network connectivity Wi-Fi or LTE to back up WhatsApp data.

How to restore your chat history on Android


The process of restoring WhatsApp chats from Google Drive is quite simple and it will take a few minutes. Make sure you use the same phone number and Google account which you used to create the back. Remember, you can only restore WhatsApp chat and media while logging into your WhatsApp account.
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Further, follow the given steps-
  • Reinstall the app and verify your mobile number.
  • When prompted to another window, tap on the ‘Restore’ button to restore chats and media from Google Drive.
  • Once the restoration process is completed tap on ‘Next.’
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