Curious how to only backup WhatsApp chat? Here鈥檚 a complete guide to help you backup only WhatsApp chats on both iPhone and Android devices.

Part 1. How to Backup Only Whatsapp Chats(No Media)?

Whether you own an iPhone or Android device, read on to learn how to WhatsApp backup only chat with no images and videos.

1.1 Steps on iPhone - Exclude Videos

WhatsApp allows iPhone users to back up their chats with iCloud, which is a handy way to keep a copy of your WhatsApp chats.

Before you learn how to only backup WhatsApp chat on iPhone, there are certain requirements you need to fulfil beforehand:

鈼 Ensure that your iPhone is connected to internet connection.
鈼 Log in with the Apple ID that you use for iCloud access on your iPhone.
鈼 Your iPhone must have iOS 9 or above.
鈼 Make sure that iCloud Drive is turned on.(Go to your device鈥檚 鈥淪ettings鈥>鈥淎pple ID鈥>鈥渋Cloud鈥>鈥渋Cloud Drive鈥.)
鈼 Ensure that there is enough space(at least 2.05 times space than the size of WhatsApp backup) on both your iPhone and iCloud to backup WhatsApp chats.

If all of these conditions are met, you can then go ahead and backup only WhatsApp chats on your iPhone. Follow the below steps to backup WhatsApp conversations on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the 鈥淲hatsApp鈥 application.

Step 2: Navigate to the 鈥淪ettings鈥 option. Tap on 鈥淐hats鈥>鈥淐hat Backup鈥.


Step 3: Click on the 鈥淏ack Up Now鈥 option to back up your WhatsApp chats to iCloud.


Step 4: You can even turn on automatic, scheduled backups by simply enabling the 鈥淎uto Backup鈥 option. After that, select your backup frequency 鈥 Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.


In addition to that, you can choose to include videos or not from the backup. If you don鈥檛 want to, then simply disable the 鈥淚nclude Videos鈥 option.


1.2 Steps on Android Phones

In order to back up your WhatsApp conversations on Android using Google Drive, there are certain requirements you must meet beforehand.

鈼 Make sure that a Google account is activated on your Android device.
鈼 Ensure that you have installed Google Play services on your device.
鈼 In order to backup, you need enough free space on your device.
鈼 Make sure that your device is connected to a internet connection.

If all of these conditions are met, you can learn how to only backup WhatsApp chat on Android. Follow the below steps to backup WhatsApp conversations on an Android device:

Step 1: To commence, launch the WhatsApp application on your device.

Step 2: Click on the 鈥渢hree-dot icon鈥>鈥淪ettings鈥,then, click on 鈥淐hats鈥>鈥 Chat Backup鈥>鈥 Back Up鈥.


Step 3: Lastly, you can choose to include videos or not from the backup. As you don鈥檛 want, disable the 鈥淚nclude Videos鈥 option, and that鈥檚 it.


1.3 Extra Tip for Android Users: Backup WhatsApp without Photos

WhatsApp provides you with an option to exclude videos but not photos. But that doesn鈥檛 mean there is no other way out to exclude pictures as well. To address this concern, we鈥檝e determined a simple trick that averts WhatsApp from including pictures in Google Drive backup.

Step 1: On your device, open a File Explorer application.


Step 2: Go to the 鈥淲hatsApp鈥 folder in your device鈥檚 internal storage.


Step 3: Locate the 鈥淢edia鈥 folder and rename it to any other name such as 鈥淢edia 2鈥. Or locate the 鈥淲hatsApp Images鈥 folder that you鈥檒l find under 鈥淢edia鈥 and then rename it to exclude images but to keep voice messages, etc.


Step 4: After that, launch the WhatsApp application on your device. Navigate to 鈥淪ettings鈥>鈥 Chat鈥>鈥 Chat Backup鈥>鈥 Back Up鈥. Also, ensure to disable the 鈥淚nclude videos鈥 option as well.


Part 2. How to Backup a Specific WhatsApp Conversation?

For WhatsApp users, it鈥檚 not rare to have at least 20-25 contacts, which include WhatsApp Group Contacts and which further have tens or even hundreds of members. As a result, it leads to lots of WhatsApp messages consuming all the storage space on your smartphone. In addition to that, this even results in WhatsApp backup file size getting bigger. One solution to address this concern is to backup only the important WhatsApp chat manually and then wipe out other chats to make some room on your device.

Fortunately, it鈥檚 indeed plausible to backup only one WhatsApp chat on Android and iPhone rather than using a regular WhatsApp backup feature that backs up every chat in your WhatsApp account.

2.1 Backup Individual WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

Step 1: Choose the WhatsApp chat that you would like to backup manually.Click on the 鈥淐ontacts Name鈥 on the next screen.


Step 2: When you reach the Contact Detail screen, you need to scroll down to locate the 鈥淓xport Chat鈥 option. Once you find it, click on that option.


Step 3: When you see the pop-up, choose whether you would like to 鈥淎ttach Media or backup the chat Without Media鈥.


Step 4: On the Sharing screen, choose 鈥淢ail鈥, 鈥淢essages,鈥 or any other application that you would like to use in order to Export this one specific WhatsApp conversation to yourself.


Important Note

If you want to, you can even save the WhatsApp conversation to Dropbox or iCloud Drive by choosing the 鈥淪ave to Files鈥 option.

2.2 Backup on Android Phones

Step 1: To begin, open the WhatsApp app on your Android device. After that, go to the WhatsApp chat that you would like to backup manually.

Step 2: Click on the 鈥渢hree-dot icon鈥 and choose the 鈥淢ore鈥 option, as shown in the below figure. When the next menu appears, click on the 鈥淓xport Chat鈥 option.

menu-options     menu-options

Step 3: Upon the pop-up, choose whether you would like to Include Media or you want to export the conversation Without Media. Then, choose any other application that you would like to use in order to export the WhatsApp conversation to yourself.

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Part 3: A More Flexible Way to Backup WhatsApp Chats, 1- Click Only

If you鈥檙e looking for a one-click solution to backup WhatsApp chats on iPhone or Android, look no further from iTransor for WhatsApp. Unlike the official WhatsApp backup methods, this software can back up your WhatsApp conversations without any limitation. It will store backups on your system, and therefore, you don鈥檛 need to worry about enough storage space on your Android device and cloud storage service.

You only need to download, install, and set up the software.

windows version    Mac version

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to backup WhatsApp chats using iTransor for WhatsApp:

Step 1: Download iTransor for WhatsApp and run it on computer. Select 鈥淏ack Up WhatsApp on Devices鈥 and connect your smartphone to the computer with a USB cable. Once the software detects your connected device, hit on the 鈥淏ack Up鈥 button.


Step 2: The software will do the rest for iPhone users, and all you have to do is wait. For Android users, the software will install customized WhatsApp to access your WhatsApp data. Follow the onscreen instructions presented on the program to complete the backup process.


Step 3: Once the backup is complete, the software will notify you with a message saying 鈥淲hatsApp Messenger backup successful鈥 as shown in the figure.


If you would like to have a hassle-free WhatsApp backup solution, then prefer using iTransor for WhatsApp. It is one of the most reliable tools that can help you backup and restore WhatsApp data without any hassle. Besides that, you can even directly transfer your WhatsApp from one device to another, regardless of the platform it operates on. So, go ahead and give a try to this tool and backup your WhatsApp data like a Pro!