I lost my phone with some unopened important document in my WhatsApp account, and I can't get the same number because I'm currently out of the country where I can replace my line. So, how do I recover my messages in such case?


Unfortunately it's not possible without using same number because Whatsapp runs only on mobile.

Whatsapp doesn't have any email id or login functionality.

Update : 8th Jan 2016.

Now Whatsapp added backup functionality using Google Drive. So you can also take your chat backup if you lost your mobile.

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  • Even if you get a new SIM card with the same number, I'm not sure it's possible without the original phone or the backups. – Huey Aug 5 '15 at 12:36
  • Actually it does. Your ID is your phone number and your password is the one sent to you. However, cloud backup isn't a feature of Whatsapp. – SarpSTA Jan 7 '16 at 21:31
  • On latest app on PlayStore. you just need to install/update your app and then you have google drive based back up option in it. – Danial Hussain Jan 8 '16 at 7:21

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