How to Export WhatsApp Chat on iPhone and Android

Written by Thirumalraj

Please see the steps to complete this task. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) and iPhone X.

Export WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

To email WhatsApp chat history on an iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp app.

Hit the conversation and tap the name at the top.

Export Chat between “Share Contact” and “Clear Chat” can be found by scrolling down. Tap on it.

You can now choose between Attach Media and Without Media. The former includes media attachments, while the latter doesn’t.

You can pick the one you want.

The options and apps are now visible. Choose the email app of your choice. Here, I choose Gmail.

Please enter the email address to which you’d like to send the chat history.

If you wish, type the subject. Tap the Send icon.

That’s it.

The recipient will now receive an email with a ZIP file that contains chat history as a text file.

If you selected “Attach Media” in the above steps, you’d also see media attachments in their original formats.

Here’s an alternate method:

Tap Settings at the bottom of WhatsApp.

Tap Chats between “Account” and “Notifications.”

You will see “Export Chat” between Chat Backup and Keep Chats Archived. Tap on it.

Choose the chat, and the rest of the steps are the same as above.

Export Chat on WhatsApp (Android Phone)

Here are the steps:

Launch WhatsApp and tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.

Choose Settings > Chats.

Select “Chat history,” then “Export chat.”

You can choose which chat you like. There are now two options – Without Media and Include Media. If you don’t want media attachments, choose the former. Otherwise, opt for the latter.

You can now view many apps. Choose the email app of your choice. I’ve chosen Gmail here.

Enter the email address you wish to send the WhatsApp conversation in the “To:” field.

Change the subject as you want in the “Subject:” field. Tap “Send.”

The recipient will now receive an email. This email will include WhatsApp conversation history as a text attachment. If you selected “Include Media” in the above steps, you’d also see media attachments in their original formats.

That’s all.

Here’s an alternate method:

Open WhatsApp chat. Tap the three vertical dots on the top right, then “More.”

Select “Export chat” between “Clear chat” and “Add shortcut.”

Afterward, follow the same steps as above.


  • Using the export chat feature, you can export WhatsApp chat history from Android and iPhone.
  • No one knows if you exported the chat.
  • You can export up to 10,000 latest messages with the media and up to 40,000 messages without media. This one is because of the maximum email size.
  • WhatsApp doesn’t offer the option to export multiple or all chats simultaneously.
  • This feature is not available on WhatsApp Web.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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