Android users have the ability to backup their WhatsApp
messages and shared media to Google Drive
, the cloud storage and file sharing service associated with their Google accounts. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up Google Drive backups in WhatsApp.
Only two prerequisites are necessary to take advantage of the WhatsApp Google Drive backup: a Google account
and Android 2.3.4 or higher
Open WhatsApp Messenger
, tap on the Ellipsis
menu and then go to Settings
> Chat and Calls
Go to Chat Settings
> Chat Backup
Go to Google Drive Settings
and then tap on Back up to Google Drive
Select the Only when I tap "Backup"
option to switch the manual backup mode. If you would like WhatsApp
to perform automatic/scheduled backups instead, choose between the Daily
, and Monthly
Sign in with your Google account
and follow the onscreen instructions to connect WhatsApp
to your cloud storage space.
Once everything has been set up, you can configure your default backup settings.
Tap on the green Back Up
button to perform a manual backup.
Tap on (1) Account
to set up another backup location (using a different Google Account).
Tap on (2) Back up over
and choose whether you want to use WiFi
only or WiFi or Cellular
Tick the (3) Include videos
checkbox to backup your shared videos (photos and other media are already included):