How to Email WhatsApp Chat History on Android

WhatsApp Email chat feature lets you email WhatsApp chat history of an individual contact or group to yourself or others.

Without further ado, let's see the steps to do this task.

Email WhatsApp Chat History on Android


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    Open WhatsApp.
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    Open individual or group chat that you want to email.
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    Tap the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Tap "More." Now, tap "Email chat" option which is between "Clear chat" and "Add shortcut."
Email chat option
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    ​Now you can see a pop up with two options. If you choose:

Without Media - the email will contain the chat history only; no media attachments.

Attach Media - the email will contain both the chat history and the media attachments.

Media attaching options
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    Choose the option as per your wish. In this instance, I am choosing “Attach Media” option.
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    Choose the email app; I am choosing “Gmail” app.
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    Now you should be on the "Compose" screen. Type the email address of the receiver in the “To” field and hit the “Send” icon.
Compose screen of gmail with chat history and attachments
Email containing Whatsapp chat history and attachments

That’s it. You have the chat history in your email now.

The chat history is in the text file format (.txt), and the attachments are in the same format as they were received on the WhatsApp.

Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • It is not possible to restore chat history using the text file.
  • You can send up to 10,000 latest messages if you choose the "Attach Media" option and you can send up to 40,000 messages if you choose the "Without Media" option.”

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