How to Easily Export Media From WhatsApp Chat and Group

WhatsApp's export chat function is a handy feature that allows you to keep a backup of your chat and shared media files. However, manually downloading each photo and video can be time-consuming and may mix up with other media files on your phone. Fortunately, there is a simple trick to export media from a specific personal chat or group on WhatsApp.

Export Media From WhatsApp Chat on Android

WhatsApp for Android allows you to export a .txt file along with all the photos and videos from a chat. To get started, you'll need to install a dedicated file manager on your Android phone. We recommend using Solid Explorer, which is a feature-rich and user-friendly file manager app.

You can follow these steps to export media from WhatsApp on Android:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Select the chat from which you want to export media.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner and expand More.
  4. Select Export chat.
  5. Choose whether to include media or not.
  6. WhatsApp will generate a .txt file and all the photos from the chat and open the share menu.
  7. Select Solid Explorer and choose a folder to export all the media files.
  8. Open the file manager app and navigate to the folder where you exported the photos and videos.

If you prefer, you can also export your WhatsApp chat file in PDF format. Additionally, you can find the photos and videos in the default Google Photos app on your Android phone.

Export Media From a WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

WhatsApp for iPhone allows you to export media by creating a zip file that contains the .txt file along with all the photos and videos. You can save the zip file in the Files app on your iPhone and easily unzip it with a single tap.

Here's how you can export media from WhatsApp on iPhone:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Open a chat and tap the contact name at the top.
  3. Scroll to Export Chat.
  4. Select Attach Media.
  5. Tap Save to Files and choose a relevant folder in the Files app. You can also rename the file and assign a tag if needed.
  6. Hit Save in the top right corner. Then, open the Files app on your iPhone and navigate to the folder where you saved the file.
  7. Tap on the zip file to view the chat file and media.

Please note that the exported photos and videos won't appear in the default Photos app on iPhone. If you want to access them in the Photos app, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open a chat folder in the Files app.
  2. Select the three-dot menu in the top right corner and tap Select.
  3. Choose all the photos and videos in the folder, click the share button, and select Save images.

You can now view all the exported photos and videos in the Photos app on your iPhone.

What About Third-Party Apps?

While there are third-party WhatsApp manager apps available, it's important to exercise caution when using them. Some of these apps offer additional features like WhatsApp backup, restore, and transfer between Android and iPhone. However, they may come at a cost and may not work as expected. If you decide to use a third-party app, make sure to choose one that offers a money-back guarantee.

Manage Your WhatsApp Media Like a Pro

If you want to safeguard your precious memories from WhatsApp chats, you can easily export media on both Android and iPhone. However, please note that exporting media is not available on WhatsApp desktop apps, as they simply mirror messages from your primary phone.

By following these simple steps, you can efficiently export media from WhatsApp and keep your memories safe. Whether you want to back up important conversations or save special moments, exporting media is a convenient way to manage your WhatsApp data.