How to Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

WhatsApp has the option to backup chats to Google Drive. But before doing WhatsApp Google Drive backup, you have to make sure the following:

  • A Google account should be activated on your phone.
  • Google Play Services should be installed on your phone.
  • Enough space to store WhatsApp backup on the Google Drive.

All the above are the minimum requirements specified by the WhatsApp. If you have all those, then you are good to go.

So, you are ready to backup chats to drive and here are the advantages you'll get by doing so:

  • You can restore all your WhatsApp chats easily from the Google Drive if your phone is damaged or lost.
  • You can also easily transfer your chats to another phone.

Let's dive into the steps to do this.

Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

Steps

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    Open WhatsApp. Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Select Settings > Chats > Chat backup. There you can see all the backup options under the Google Drive settings.
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    In Back up to Google Drive option, you can choose the backup frequency as per your need.
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    If you want to backup WhatsApp text messages and media automatically to Google Drive, then you can choose Daily, Weekly or Monthly as per your need.
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    If you want to backup manually, choose "Only when I tap Back up". To take a manual backup, click the "BACK UP" button. The backup will be created on the Google Drive and on the internal storage as well.
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    If you want to disable this feature, choose "Never".
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    Account – Choose the Google account you want to use.
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    Back up over - Select the network in which your backup should be taken.
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    Include videos - Enable this option if you want to backup videos to Google Drive.

That's all. The backup will be stored to Google Drive as per your set up.

​If you want to delete WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, then ​check out this guide.

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