WhatsApp is working on a feature that will enable you to export and import chat backups offline, according to a report

WhatsApp is working on a feature that will enable you to export and import chat backups offline, acc ...

WhatsApp is collaborating on a strategy that allows Android users to export and import their chat backups offline from Google Drive, according to a screenshot posted by a WABetaInfo. This information was initially planned to be under development in June this year, but the latest information on this update suggests that WhatsApp is keen to implement it for beta testing in the near future.

WhatsApp has launched a new version via the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version to 2.22.20.10. The screenshot shows a backup from your previous device that you can select from. This is a fresh/additional step that you must do when you reboot WhatsApp on your phone, or when you switch it. It will begin restoring your data from Google Drive to the local storage of the devices.

When you don''t have an internet connection or high-speed Wi-Fi, a local backup will be created by WhatsApp, so you may export a backup from the Google account linked to the device.

The feature to export and import backup locally was first discovered earlier this year. WABetaInfo said that WhatsApp backups on Google Drive would have a limited storage capacity. This means that users may also import their chat backups if they reach the specific threshold on Google Drive and store their backed-up data offline. Additionally, users may also be able to upload their chat backups back to Google Drive if they have adequate space.

It is still to be seen whether WhatsApp will use a similar-functioning technology for iOS once it is available for WhatsApp for Android. The WhatsApp feature tracker further notes that the feature is still in development, which means it is still not ready to be distributed to beta testers. There is also no information about the date of the release.

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