Accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages on your smartphone? Now restore chats this way.
Gone are the days of tedious texting and or struggling to send images via multimedia messages. As one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, WhatsApp has revolutionized the way people talk to each other. Now WhatsApp has more than 2 billion daily active users. If you’ve ever used WhatsApp, you know that it is absolutely disastrous if you accidentally delete messages. Be it your work messages or texts from your loved ones, messages once deleted are extremely difficult to recover.
But do not worry! There is a way to recover deleted messages. WhatsApp allows users to recover their deleted messages, although there is a catch. Your WhatsApp chats need to be backed up locally or in Google Drive to recover your lost chats.
How to Backup WhatsApp Chats
Open WhatsApp and tap Settings.
Now tap on Chats, Chat backup and select the Google account you want to back up the data.
Tap backup. Your WhatsApp chats will be backed up to Google Drive.
How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from Google Drive Backup
Reinstall WhatsApp on your smartphone, open it and verify your number.
Tap Restore when prompted to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.
Tap Next after the restore process is complete. Your chats will be displayed once the initialization is complete.
WhatsApp will continue to restore your media files after your chats are restored.
How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from Local Backup
To restore WhatsApp backup locally, download a file manager app on your smartphone.
In the file manager app, navigate to your local storage or SD card, then WhatsApp and finally Databases. If your data is not stored on an SD card, you may see “internal storage” or “main storage” instead. Copy the most recent backup file to the Databases folder of the local storage on your new device.
Install and open WhatsApp and then verify your number.
Tap RESTORE when prompted to restore your chats and media from the local backup.
Tap Next after the restore process is complete. Your chats will be displayed once the initialization is complete. WhatsApp will continue to restore your media files after your chats are restored.