How to view WhatsApp backups in Gmail from PC or cell phone?

The WhatsApp backup is an important part of the application, since it houses all the messages that have been sent from our account and for many it is very relevant, because it contains confidential information or evidence that something happened.

However, many of us do not know how to find these backups in our Google Drive account. That is why today, we created this guide to tell you how you can find those WhatsApp backups, and thus have a backup of your messages sent through this application.

What to consider when sending WhatsApp conversations to Gmail?

Before sending WhatsApp conversations to Gmail, the first thing to keep in mind is that you must have both the WhatsApp application and the Gmail app installed on your cell phone.

Then, you must go to the WhatsApp application and enter the chat that you are going to export to Gmail, and follow the instructions that you are going to indicate below.

Images and video attachments

After you have chosen the chat you want to export, you must go to the options located at the top right of the screen, where the three dots are. 

And after this you are going to give where it says more, then you will choose the option to export chat, when you choose this option, you will notice that WhatsApp will ask you if you want to also export the files you have with the chat. 

So, it is up to you to decide if you want to export them or not; after you have selected the option of your preference, you will choose the option where you want to share them, in this case it would be to share them in Gmail.

Changing the format of the conversations

After you click here, you will notice that the conversations have changed format, and will be sent as a text file, and you will also be able to notice if you have chosen to send files, such as audio files, photos, videos and documents that you have sent to this person.

On the other hand, it is important to emphasize that not only the chats that you have active in your WhatsApp conversations can be sent through Gmail, since those chats that you have archived in your account can also be sent through Gmail, and in this way you can have a backup of that conversation.

How do I create a WhatsApp backup in Gmail?

In order to create a backup of WhatsApp in Gmail, you have to take into account that you must have enough space on your phone to save the backup, you must also have the Google Play Services application, ie the Google application store which updates the applications so that you have recent versions of the same. 

Phone must have internet access and a good connection to it, when you verify that you have all these requirements can begin to create the backup, which is done as follows: 

The first thing you should do is open the WhatsApp application and go to the options that are in the three dots at the top of the screen and go to settings. 

Then you will click on the option where it says chat, followed by the backup option and later you will click on the Google Drive option, after all this you must choose the frequency in which you want the backups to be saved. In this way WhatsApp will determine when to save these copies and send them to your Google Drive account so that you have a backup of it.

Where is the backup in Gmail?

The backup of WhatsApp in Gmail, usually the files are saved in Google Drive, however, this file can not be viewed, since it is hidden and we can not download it, more, however, you can disable the option to load the backups in Google Drive.

In this way it will no longer be synchronized with your Gmail account and will not be saved in it, and to do this you must follow the instruction that you are going to indicate below.

Google Drive Settings

To disable this feature, the first thing you must do is log into your Google Drive account, and go to the settings, which is located at the top right next to your profile picture ⚙, then you’re going to give you in the option where it says Settings and followed by this will give you where it says manage applications. 

When you are in manage your apps, you will be able to notice which apps you have connected to your Google Drive, and look to make the WhatsApp Messenger app. 

Once selected you should press the option that says disconnect from Google Drive, if that is your intention, but we as a recommendation, we can tell you that it is better to leave it as it is, since it does not occupy space in your cloud, and serves as a backup to restore chats.

Restoring chats

By keeping the backups saved on Google Drive or on your phone; you can restore your chat, when you uninstall the application and reinstall it, or when your phone is lost, so you have to use your account on a different phone is will provide you with backups of all your chats and you can access them again.

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