The Whatsapp backups They are an exact duplicate of all the conversations you have had in the messaging application – including photos, videos, documents and audios – as they are at the moment you make them. But, obviously, what you write or send later, after making the backup, is not saved, so it is advisable to make the copies on a recurring basis to always have the maximum possible amount of data stored.
Either because you want to retrieve a conversation from Whatsapp that you have deleted or because you have changed your mobile phone and you need to configure your WhatsApp in the new one, you may need to make a backup of your WhatsApp chats that you can later restore.
To do so, there is a automatic way -in which you configure the application to make the backup copy daily- and another manual, in which you make the copy yourself. For this second option, if you have an Android operating system, what you should do is open WhatsApp and press the three vertical dots on the right. Once there, enter ‘Settings’, select ‘Chats’ and click on ‘Backup’. And you give the green button in the center that says ‘Save’. The copy is made locally and, as long as it is Android, it is also saved in the cloud through Google Drive. The details also appear on this screen: what time the local copy was made, what time the backup was made in Google Drive and how big it is.
On iOS, you also have to enter WhatsApp first and then select ‘Settings’ in the lower options bar to enter the application settings. After that, click on ‘Chats’ and, there, ‘Backup’. After that, you select which option you prefer: if you make a manual copy at that time (‘Make a copy now’) or make an automatic copy periodically, which will be stored in iCloud. The periodic copy can be daily, weekly, monthly, or never. In addition, it also gives you the option to include videos.
To perform the backup from a computer, you must connect the device to the computer and open ‘Finder’ -if it is a Mac computer with macOS Catalina 10.15- or ‘iTunes’ -if it is a computer with macOS Mojave 10.14 or an earlier version, or is it a PC-. After that, follow the steps that appear on the screen – “Trust this computer?” or insert the code that it asks for – locate the device you have connected to your computer and select “Back up now”.