Where are WhatsApp messages stored when they arrive? They are stored in backup at 4 AM but before that, where are our latest messages stored? How can we access this location?

  • Well, you can't get onto the stored location and all but if you make backup then you can located it over File Manager>WhatsApp>Database folder ! Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 11:54
  • See: Where Android apps store data?
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 17:25

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  • Just to confirm, is this the location where the latest WhatsApp messages (as they are received) are stored?
    – andre3wap
    Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 14:32
  • The parent folder appears to be /com.whatsapp/databases/ now.
    – user598527
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 20:42

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