How to Back Up WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive on Android?

In this post, we’ll see how to back up WhatsApp chats and media to Google Drive.

Also, we’ll view the steps to manually back up WhatsApp conversations to local storage.

With no delay, let’s get started.

How to back up WhatsApp chats manually to local storage?

By default, WhatsApp automatically takes back up daily at 2.00 AM and store it on your phones’ internal storage.

If you want to take a local back up manually, then follow the below steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap three vertical dots at the top.
  3. In the menu, tap Settings option which you can find beneath the Starred messages option.
  4. Hit Chats option which you can find between Account and Notifications.
Chats option
  1. Hit the Chat backup option which you can find between Wallpaper and Chat history.
Chat backup option
  1. Tap the Back Up button which you can find in the Last Backup section.
Chat backup screen

That’s it.

Note: if you’ve configured WhatsApp’s Google Drive back up (which is the next section), then the above steps will also back up conversations and media to Google Drive.

How to back up WhatsApp chats to Google Drive?

Open WhatsApp.

Tap three vertical dots at the top.

In the menu, tap Settings option which you can find beneath the Starred messages option.

Hit Chats option which you can find between Account and Notifications.

Hit Chat backup option that is between Wallpaper and Chat history options.

In the Google Drive settings section, you can see the following options:

Back up to Google Drive – here, you can choose the back up frequency (available options: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly). 

Or 

Pick Never to disable this feature.

Or

Select Only when I tap “Back up” option if you want to back up chats and media to Google Drive only when you press the Back Up button in the Last Backup section.

Google Account – choose the Google account in which you want to store the back up.

Back up over – this one lets you choose the internet connection to take back up.

Include videos – turning this on will back up videos to Google Drive.

That’s all.