How to export WhatsApp chats from your Android phone

Export chat history

You can use the export chat feature to export a copy of the chat history from an individual or group chat.

  1. Open the individual or group chat.
  2. Tap More options > More > Export chat.
  3. Choose whether to export with media or without media.

An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.


  • If you’re in Germany, you might have to update WhatsApp before you can use the export chat feature.
  • If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments.
  • When exporting with media, you can send up to 10,000 latest messages. Without media, you can send 40,000 messages. These constraints are due to maximum email sizes.
  • Make sure your date and time formatting is set properly. Check your ‘Date and time settings’ of your Android Phone. ‘Use 24-hour format’ should be checked.
  • If you’re having difficulties importing WhatsApp chat messages, please try setting your language of your Android Phone to ‘English (United States)’ or ‘English (United Kingdom)’.