Top Ways to Export WhatsApp Chat from iPhone & Android (with Video)

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-07-31 / Update for  WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app used around the world. It is available for both Android and iOS devices and is very simple to use as compared to other instant messaging apps.

Earlier, you could only send text messages through WhatsApp, but now you can even make free calls, send voice messages and media files to contacts. But sometimes, we want to export WhatsApp chat due to a number of reasons, i.e. transferring chats to a new device, make a backup of chats to prevent accidental loss etc. So, in this article, we will tell you how to export chat WhatsApp from both Android and iOS devices.

Part I. How to Export WhatsApp Chat from iPhone

Way 1: Export WhatsApp Chat from iPhone with Email [Official Way]

iPhone users can export WhatsApp messages and chats easily to their email using the Export chat feature. This allows users to selectively backup and export WhatsApp chat and store it on their Email and share or print it to their liking. To know how to export WhatsApp on iPhone with Email, follow the below steps -

Step 1 Open WhatsApp. Open the chat you want to export, click on the contact name at the top and then click on Export Chat.

 export whatsapp chat

Step 2 Select whether you want to export media files/attachments or not and Select the iPhone Mail app.

 select to export attachments

Step 3 Then, type your email address in the recipient field and send.

 type your email


  • Simple to export WhatsApp contacts chats selectively.
  • Exported chats can be found in the Email Inbox.
  • Easily email chats to others.


  • Time taken to export WhatsApp depends on the size of the chat and can be time-consuming.
  • Chats are only available as links after one month.

Way 2: Export WhatsApp Chats from iPhone without Any Hassle (No Technology Required)

Though the above mentioned ways are very simple to use for exporting WhatsApp messages, if the size of the exported chat is big, then it will consume too much time. This is because the speed at which the WhatsApp messages are exported will depend on the Internet speed.

Moreover, sometimes, you are unable to export WhatsApp due to various errors. So, instead of using these methods, you can use Tenorshare iCareFone, a potent data backup utility that can be used as a WhatsApp backup and restore tool to export WhatsApp chat to your PC. Aside from WhatsApp messages, Tenorshare iCareFone can also help you export documents, photos, videos, text messages, call logs and other data from your iPhone to PC.

If you want to know how to export WhatsApp chat from iPhone with Tenorshare iCareFone, follow the below steps -

  • Connect your iPhone with PC using a USB cable and then launch the Tenorshare iCareFone program. Then, go to "Backup & Restore" tab.

     go to backup and restore
  • Now, you need to select the type of data to export to PC. Check the WhatsApp & Attachments option in the next screen and click Backup.

     check whatsapp option
  • Wait for a few minutes for the process to finish and you will see the Backup completed screen. Click View backup Data to view the exported data.

     view backup data

Way 3: Export WhatsApp Chats/Messages with Dropbox(Must Install App and Have Account)

You can also use the Dropbox to export chat WhatsApp. To use this method, you need to have a Dropbox account and also have the Dropbox app installed on your iOS device. Follow the below steps to know how to export chat on WhatsApp using Dropbox -

Step 1 Like the previous method, Open WhatsApp, Open Chat to export > Tap contact name > Export Chat.

Step 2 Then, select whether to export with attachments or without.

Step 3 Finally, select Dropbox app and click 'Save' to export WhatsApp chat to Dropbox.  

 select dropbox and save


  • Retrieve chats anytime from anywhere.
  • Easy process.


  • Need a Dropbox account and Dropbox app installed on the device.
  • Chats needs to be downloaded first for sharing.
  • If chats are over 2GB, you will need to buy more storage space.

Way 4: Export WhatsApp Chats/Messages with Google Drive (Must Install App and Have Account)

Like Dropbox, you can also use Google Drive for WhatsApp export, if you have a Google Account and Google Drive app installed on your device. To Follow the below steps to know how to export WhatsApp from iPhone with Google Drive -

Step 1 Open WhatsApp > Go to Chat > Click Contact Name > Tap Export Chat.

Step 2 Select Attach Media or Without Media option and tap Google Drive.

 select google drive

Step 3 Tap on Save to export WhatsApp chat to Google Drive.


  • Chats are available to download anytime and anywhere.
  • Google Drive offers 15 GB of free space, so you don't need to worry about space to store the chats.


  • This method requires a Google account and Google Drive app installed on the device.
  • Can't email chats directly from Google account.

Part II. How to Export WhatsApp Chats and Attachments from Android

Way 1: Using Email to Export WhatsApp Attachment from Android(Official Way)

You can not only export WhatsApp chat with Email on iPhone, but also on Android devices. Like iPhone, you can also export your WhatsApp contact chats selectively with or without attachment files. Though, unlike iPhone export, in Android, the option to export chat is available in WhatsApp app Settings. To know how to export chat WhatsApp, follow the below step -

Step 1 Open WhatsApp and then go to Settings> Chats > Chat History > Export/Email Chat.

export chat android

Step 2 Select whether to email chats without or without attachments and then enter your email address.

 enter email address

Step 3 Click Send (forward arrow) button to export the chats to email and then check your email to see if the process succeeded.

Way 2: Using Third-Part Tool to Export WhatsApp Attachment from Android (Time-Saving)

To save time and keep Android phone data safe, we suggest you to use transfer software to export WhatsApp messages from Android to computer. Here we recommend you to try Tenorshare UltData for Android, it can help you quickly transfer WhatsApp Chat from Android to PC/Mac, including deleted chats within 7 days. Firstly, you need to download and install this tool.

  • Launch the program, and select “Recover WhatsApp Data” on the right side of the interface. Then connect your Android device to the computer.(authorize your PC to trust your device)

    select a feature
  • Note: Before proceeding, you need to enable the debugging to continue. It will guide you through the process.

    enable usb debugging
  • After all requirements from the popups are completed, click “Start” to scan all WhatsApp data.

    start to scan
  • When the scanning is completed, you will see that all WhatsApp messages (existing and deleted) and attachments are listed. You can preview the WhatsApp chat which you want to export. And then you can select the messages you need and click "Recover" to save them on your PC/Mac. Through this process, you can export WhatsApp chat from Android to computer.

    preview and recover recover successfully
  • Video Guide: How to Export WhatsApp Messages on Android


Many people use WhatsApp for personal and business conversation and sometimes you need to create a backup of these chats in case you accidently lose it. So, in this article we have shown you how to export WhatsApp chat on iPhone and Android. Though, there are several ways to export WhatsApp messages on iPhone or Android, it is recommended to use Tenorshare iCareFone to export all your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to PC without hassle. Using Tenorshare UltData for Android to export WhatsApp on Android, you don't need internet to export. You can download iCareFone from the link below.

  Updated on 2020-07-31 / Update for  WhatsApp

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