To save a large (group) chat history of WhatsApp in Android phone I have looked to the internet for help - but still cannot save/backup the entire conversation/chat from the beginning. For information, my example is a group chat with history composed of maybe a few hundred text messages (starting in 2017), contains maybe thirty images, a few videos and some short voice files. It definitely should not exceed the limits of the WhatsApp system. There is nothing rude in the chat but some strong feeling are expressed by some, in any case should not fall foul with any censorship. So why the heck can I not backup the entire chat history??? I can see the entire chat (from beginning to current) in my phone but when I export the chat via email and Gmail it only shows approx. one month of chat!!! Why? What is limiting and preventing seeing (exporting?) the entire chat history? I use the procedure advised by the internet including this forum that I am writing in. I use the selections: More, Export Chat, Include Media, Send chat via (and each time click Email or Gmail), type into the To field, then send....it sends but in checking the sent mail, can only see recent chats. Can anyone advise? Your help would be appreciated.
There is a limit which is imposed because of the maximum sizes of emails
see the WhatsApp FAQ section of their website
If you choose to attach media, the most recent media sent will be added as attachments. When sending 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.