I have a lot of files, photos and chats on WhatsApp. Today, I learned that although WhatsApp backs these up regularly, it's not actually possible for me to export my own data. The only thing I found is to click individually on single messages, and either copy the text, or click downlod photo/video, on the phone. I also tried WhatsApp Web, but it doesn't actually sync my chat history after a few weeks. I tried exporting individual chats with media included, but the messages and media are not actually included in the export, apart from a few messages. I also saw that forwarded meesages are not even displayed in my device gallery, or folders on my phone. Since I have thousands of important photos and chats in WhatsApp, how can I save my data to an external harddrive?