Ever since the launch of WhatsApp in the year 2014, interpersonal communication between people has reached a whole new level, with people being able to send photos, videos, attachments, and much more with just one tap. However, in case of phone thefts or system crashes, how would we restore our messages? To ensure that, we first need to back up our messages and store them in a cloud storage (for eg. Google Drive).

Part 1: How to Backup WhatsApp Data with Google Drive

As a result, the obvious question is: how should we backup WhatsApp to Google drive? Worry no more, for we are here to tell you how to backup WhatsApp messages to Google drive.

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Step 1: As you can see from the screenshot below, choose Settings > Chat backup > select Back up to Google Drive.

backup whatsapp chat to google drive iphone

Step 2: Next you just need to select the option back up over “Wi-Fi” or “Wi-Fi or cellular”. Now it will backup all of the WhatsApp messages for you.

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Part 2: How to Restore WhatsApp Data with Google Drive

We hope we have been helpful while telling you how to backup WhatsApp messages to Google Drive. Do follow the above steps to commence and carry out the backup of WhatsApp messages to Google Drive. After backing up your data to Google Drive, you may want to restore the data from Google Drive again. How do you do that?

Do not worry for once more; we are here to help you out with your query. Here in the following steps, we will tell you how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive. Do read on to know how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive. In case you want to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your Android phone, the steps have been provided below:

Step 1: Re-install WhatsApp on your mobile. Enter your WhatsApp number and your country for confirming your account.

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Step 2: Once you have been successfully logged in; select the ‘Restore option’. You will thereafter see the size of the backup files or chats along with the email id you backed them up into. After you have selected the ‘Restore option’, wait while the backup is being carried out from your email account to your phone.

Step 3: Once your backup is done, your screen will look just like the one shown below:- (Click on the ‘Next’ option).

whatsapp backup in google drive

Step 4: You can thus see your profile as it was before. Click on the next option to continue. Your media will be restored. Therefore, we hope we have been helpful in instructing how to ensure the restore of WhatsApp from Google drive.

Part 3: Tips: The Best Way to Backup WhatsApp Messages and Attachment to Computer

Now, suppose you want to backup your WhatsApp data to either your computer or PC. How do you do it? Worry no more, for here we bring you iSkysoft Toolbox - iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore, an tool which you can use to transfer and back up various kinds of data like photos, videos, music etc. A unique feature of iSkysoft Toolbox is that it allows the user to both to transfer as well as restore WhatsApp data to and from the computer or PC of the user.

The steps for backing up the WhatsApp data to the computer or PC using iSkysoft Toolbox are provided below.

Step 1: Install and launch the application on your computer/PC and select the ‘Whatsapp transfer, backup and restore’ option. Once you have selected the option, select the ‘Backup WhatsApp’ option and then connect your iPod/iPhone/iPad device to your computer/PC.

whatsapp backup from google drive

Step 2: Select the ‘Start Backup’ option to continue. Once your backup is complete; select the ‘View It’ option to view the recently completed back up. (The user’s phone here is an iPhone 7 Plus)

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Step 3: Select either the ‘WhatsApp’ or the ‘WhatsApp Attachments’ option to preview your WhatsApp backup. Then according to your choice, selectively export any of the WhatsApp messages to your computer or your PC.

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Therefore, with this article, we hope we have been helpful in clearing your doubts regarding the backup of WhatsApp messages to Google Drive.

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