Full Guide: How to Do WhatsApp Web Backup

Can you make a WhatsApp web backup and how can you backup WhatsApp from PC? In this guide, we will answer the questions in detail and offer you an easy way to backup WhatsApp to PC.

Demi by Demi Updated October 17, 2023
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If you're a fan of using WhatsApp on your computer, you're likely familiar with the convenience of WhatsApp Web. You can access it by visiting the web app or by downloading the app from the App Store on your Mac.

However, you might be curious about the possibility of taking a WhatsApp Web backup, similar to how you do on your iPhone or Android device. If this question has crossed your mind, you've come to the right place!

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In this post, we'll explore whether it's feasible to backup WhatsApp Web and, if so, how to go about it. Let's dive in.

Can you make a WhatsApp web backup?

If you've been pondering how to backup WhatsApp from WhatsApp Web to Google Drive or iCloud directly from your computer, here's the unfortunate news: there is no built-in method to do this, like the way you backup WhatsApp to iCloud on an iPhone. WhatsApp has yet to incorporate such a feature.

However, there are alternative methods for backing up WhatsApp chat from WhatsApp Web. Some of these methods may be more reliable than others, while some could be quite complex. But don't worry, we have a solid approach to help you create WhatsApp from WhatsApp web.

With that in mind, here are a few methods for performing a WhatsApp Web backup:
💡 You can take screenshots or a video recording of the chat on your computer.
💡 To backup WhatsApp media from WhatsApp web, you can download them directly to your PC.
💡 Using a Google extension called Backup WhatsApp Chats to do a WhatsApp web backup, which we will detail the steps in the next part.

Make a WhatsApp web backup with Google extension

Google Chrome offers a solution in the form of an extension called "Backup WhatsApp Chats," which enables you to download all your WhatsApp chats by creating a backup copy. Its functionality is straightforward. Just follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1. Type Backup WhatsApp Chats in your Google Chrome, tap Add to Chrome to add the extension to your Chrome browser.

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Step 2. Log in to the WhatsApp web > Choose a chat you’d like to backup > Click the extension icon (the puzzle button in the upper right corner of the page).

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Step 3. From the drop-down window, you can adjust the date fields, choose to download media files or not, choose to save your chat as a CSV or HTML file. Finally, click Download to backup WhatsApp chats.

When the download completes, the file will be saved to the default folder that all downloaded files are usually saved to.

As you may notice, there are obvious drawbacks to this method:
• You can only download the chats one by one
• The backup process requires network, so that the process may get stuck due to internet connection
• It does not have a free version available to enable to backup WhatsApp chat

In fact, we don't recommend using this extension due to its limitations. Nevertheless, we have a better and free alternative for backing up WhatsApp to your PC, and it's quite user-friendly. Let’s move on.

One-click backup WhatsApp to PC for FREE

FoneTool, a WhatsApp backup & transfer tool, is a highly effective alternative for backing up your WhatsApp chats to a PC. In this context, its capability to create backups on your PC serves as a valuable alternative to using WhatsApp Web for backup purposes. Should you wish to restore these backup files to your iPhone, FoneTool is an excellent choice.

Why Choose FoneTool

Easy-to-use - Simple UI enables you to handle the tool and finish the backup task in minutes with a few clicks.

Keep data safe - Offline backup service saves your WhatsApp chat locally, and the backup files are protected with a password.

No data loss - Backup all your WhatsApp files, including files in different formats like HTML, CSV/XSL, PDF, etc. can be exported.

Widely compatible - It supports models of iPhone (from iPhone 4 to iPhone 15), iPad, and iPod.

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Step 1. Install and launch the FoneTool software on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to PC with a compatible USB cable.

Step 2. Choose WhatsApp Manager from the homepage of FoneTool > Choose WhatsApp > Click Get Started under Backup WhatsApp to continue.

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Step 3. Optionally, you can enable backup encryption and select a storage path to save the backup files > Click Start Backup.

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Step 4. When it's done, you can click View button to check the WhatsApp chats. You can also go to Backup History to browse, restore, and manage your backup files.

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FoneTool has got many other powerful functions to help you better manage your data on iOS devices. Get the tool to your Windows PC, and discover more on your own.


Hopefully, this article will help you easily create WhatsApp web backup. Optionally, you may try a simpler way to create your own WhatsApp backups using FoneTool. If this guide is helpful, feel free to share it with others.

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