How to Find, Read, Delete WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

Find out the efficient solutions to find and read WhatsApp backup as well as restoring precious WhatsApp Data to another phone

Jun 03,2019 • Filed to: WhatsApp Tips • Proven solutions

How to Read WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive?

“I ever made a backup of my WhatsApp messages on Google Drive but just want to read some important WhatsApp documents now. Can I read WhatsApp backup files on Google Drive?”

- A user from Android Community

WhatsApp has been one of important communication tools nowadays, edpecially for some business scenarios. To protect your WhatsApp data, it is significant to make a backup of your WhatsApp messages and documents. On this aspect, the Google Drive offers a proper solution to backup the WhatsAPP data but the problem is that you can read WhatsApp files directly from Google Drive. If you want to view some important WhatsApp attachments you ever backed up via Google Drive, You may find it hard to find a proper solution online. This is why we write this article and hope to present you some reliable and efficient solutions on how to read WhatsApp messages, photos, videos and more from Google Drive.

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Part 1: How to Read WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

It is not possible to read WhatsApp backup files from Google Drive directly because conversations in WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted mode while they get backed up on Google Drive. An important step involved here is finding the backup from Google drive and then reading it fter restoring it to other device or computer. Here are the two steps to resolve this issue:

Step 1: Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to Android

Step 2: Use iSkysoft Toolbox - Recover (Android) to export the backup file to the computer

Now that the WhatsApp backup file is restored to your Android device, you do not worry on how to read WhatsApp backup messages from Google Drive. After the above steps, here we recommend iSkysoft Toolbox for exporting the backup file from your Android phone to your computer and allowing you to read WhatsApp on PC later.

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Step 1 . Get a USB cable and connect your PC with the Android phone from which you want to export backup files . Download and run iSkysoft Toolbox  on your computer and allow USB debugging for your Android device. After that, please tap on "Recover" in the toolbox as shown below.

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Step 2 . After ‘USB debugging’ is allowed, you need to choose the "Recover phone data" and then click on ‘WhatsApp messages & attachments’. This will not only help you export your existing WhatsApp data on your Android but also recover the deleted WhatsApp as well. Then let's click on "Next" to move to the next step. 

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Step 3 . You have to select the ‘Scan for all files’ option under the ‘Standard Mode’ of scanning, and click ‘Next’.

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Step 4 . As soon as the scanning process is completed, you will see the WhatsApp attachments and WhatsApp in the left panel. Select both the check boxes and tap ‘Recover’. Now you can read WhatsApp backup from Google drive, as the WhatsApp data gets extracted to your computer.

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Part 2. How to Find WhatsApp Chat Backup on Google Drive

If you do not know how to find WhatsApp chat backup on Google drive, we are going to explain the step-by-step method to find WhatsApp chat backup on Google Drive without any hassle.

Step 1. First of all, open Google Drive by visiting http://drive.google.com/ and login using your Google credentials. In case you are accessing Google Drive from an Android phone, tap on the desktop mode by tapping the ‘Menu’ button and click ‘Desktop Version’.

Step 2. After the login process, tap on the gear icon on the top corner of your screen and tap ‘Settings’ from the drop down list.

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Step 3. On the ‘Settings’ screen, click on ‘Managing Apps’ on the side panel to find the WhatsApp folder.

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Step 4. Here you will see the entire list of data you have backed up. You can find WhatsApp chat backup easily, by following the alphabetical order of the backup data under this segment.

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Part 3:How to Delete WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

Just with a few clicks, you will be able to delete WhatsApp backup from Drive. We will guide you through the process and help you delete WhatsApp backup files successfully.

Step 1. Visit www.drive.google.com and log in to your Google account with the right credentials. Make sure to use the same account associated with your WhatsApp account.

Step 2. Select ‘Desktop Version’ by swiping the screen from left to right or by tapping the three lines from the top corner. Unless you switch to desktop mode, you can’t find the ‘Settings’ option.

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Step 3. Once you switch to the ‘Desktop Version’, you will find the gear icon at the top corner. Click it and then tap ‘Settings’. You will see ‘Managing Apps’ on the left side panel.

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Step 4. Click the ‘Managing Apps’ tab and scroll down to find WhatsApp at the bottom of the long list apps (as the applications are alphabetically sorted). Now click the ‘Options’ tab next to WhatsApp and tap ‘Delete hidden app data’ from the drop down list.

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Step 5. When prompted, confirm your selection and tap ‘Delete’ to complete WhatsApp backup deletion from Google Drive.

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