How to Backup & Restore your WhatsApp data to Google Drive

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Step by step How to Backup & Restore your  WhatsApp data / Conversation to Google Drive

 The Google Drive WhatsApp backup includes your conversations encrypted backup file and the entire media directory except WhatsApp video. The media backup includes your audio, images, and voice notes.

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Backing up WhatsApp to Google Drive –

1. Update WhatsApp to v2.12.45  ( You can download the build from APK Mirror by clicking here. )

2. Head over to Settings > Chat settings > Chat backup.

3. Under Google Drive settings, choose the desired ‘Backup frequency’.

4. Then choose the Google account where you want the backup to be stored. You can also choose to backup either over WiFi or over WiFi and cellular.

5. WhatsApp daily backup occurs at 4:00AM but you can manually initiate the backup using the ‘Back up now‘ option.

6. Now just wait for the backup to prepare and upload to Google Drive in background.

The backup however can’t be accessed from Google Drive as the app data is hidden. You can check the backup in your Drive by going to Settings > Manage Apps. From there you can disconnect the WhatsApp app from drive and delete hidden app data too.

Restoring WhatsApp Data from Google Drive –

It’s a magic to restore WhatsApp backup from GDrive as one doesn’t needs to do anything. Your device just needs to be connected to the Google account that you linked to your WhatsApp earlier. After installing WhatsApp, it’ll look for local and Google Drive backups and give the Restore option. Note: If you skip restore then you won’t be able to restore either of the backup later.

On selecting Restore, WhatsApp will instantly restore all your messages whereas the media files from GDrive gets downloaded and restored in background, such that you can access WhatsApp while restore happens. One can view the restore status either from notifications panel or Chat backup menu.

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