I have a chat with a lot of voice messages, pictures and chat messages that I would like to completely export to my laptop, so that I can listen to the voice messages, view the pictures and read the complete chat history.

The 'email chat' option only exports a small portion of the text and voice messages and just 8-10 pictures. As for the 'back up chats' option - I don't know what to do with the created files - as far as I understood from googling, they are meant to be read by WhatsApp itself - not by you on a PC/Laptop.

Thank you for any help!


Kind of a solution: Decoding the WhatsApp encrypted backups - link

  • user1482714 i wanted to know how to decode the backup if u can help me, thank u in advance
    – user192143
    Oct 14, 2016 at 23:29
  • I don't remember anymore but you need some application that can open the db files (or whatever it was that one gets out of it). I used something called DB browser for SQlite for Ubuntu Oct 15, 2016 at 8:34
  • Not really Android stuff but you can export your chat from WhatsApp Web using this browser extension chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/backup-whatsapp-chats/…. Will include all the media sent in the chat as well. Jan 31, 2019 at 6:32


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