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Backup Whatsapp Chat & Images on Google Drive

Want to take backup of your Whatsapp Messages & Media Contents safer? Is it possible to back up the entire whatsapp including the Whatsapp Contacts? If you have lost android Phone or planning to switch to a new android Phone, then do you want to really move all the Whatsapp messages and media to the new Android Mobile Phone. Then you are at the right Place follow the below instruction to do the same.

How to backup Whatsapp on Google Drive

Last week, Whatsapp has released a new whatsapp update to take backup of Whatsapp files on the android Mobile Phones. This is one of my favorite update because I recently bought a new smart phone, I felt very difficult to migrate all my whatsapp files to the new mobile Phone. But now whatsapp has made it more easier for whatsapp users. Let’s check out the step guide on “How to take backup of Whatsapp Messages & Media Files on Google Drive”


Steps to Backup Whatsapp Messages& Media Files on Google Drive:

Before stepping into the real process we recommend you to have a “Wi-Fi” network. Because Whatsapp personally recommended to connect the android phone to Wi-Fi prior on backing up the Chats/Messages on Google Drive, as your backup files may vary in size. If you are not doing that it may consume more mobile data, which will cause unnecessary additional charges for you. So it is highly recommend to use “Wi-Fi” connection for WhatsApp to minimize the Internet cost.

Minimum Requirements:

In order to use Google drive Whatsapp backup, you must have the below things in place on the android mobile Phone

  • Activated Google account on the Android Phone
  • Google Play Services should be installed from Google Play on the android mobile.
  • Free Disk space on the Google Drive for Whatsapp Chats & Media which also includes images, videos, Voice Messages & audio files
  • The final one & important one to have free space on the android to create the backup

How to Create Google Drive whatsapp Backup:

Step #1: Open Whatsapp on android.

Step #2: Navigate to Menu button > Settings > Chats & Calls > Chat backup

Step #3: Tap on the “back up to Google Drive” Option. Now setup the frequency by selecting the appropriate options

Step #4: Now you will be prompted to select the Google account for backing up whatsapp on Google account. If you could not find any Google account then tap Add account. Make sure you are remembering that Google account is used for Whatsapp backup

Step #5: Now tap on the “Backup Over” option to choose the network that used for backup. As discussed earlier please make sure you are using the Wi-Fi network because backing up whatsapp files over mobile data will have additional data charges.

Whenever you receive an impotent whatsapp messages, If you want to really force the whatsapp to take backup immediately then follow the steps given below

Step #1:  Open Whatsapp. Go to Menu > settings > chats > Chats & Calls > Chat Backup

Step #2: Tap on the “Backup to Google Drive” options & select the backup frequency other than never option

Step #3: Tap on “Back up” to start for Google Drive backup. This process will be finished in few minutes.

Bonus Tip :Do you think that your whatsapp is consuming more Internet data ?Then Check out whatsapp trick on how to reduce whatsapp Mobile Internet data

That’s it 🙂 All your whatsapp content taken back up on Google Drive. If you want to restore the Whatsapp backup of Google Drive, then we recommend to check out the article on “How to restore the whatsapp backup from Google Drive”. Hope you have took whatsapp backup on Google Drive. Feel free to reach us in case of any problems


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