How to email chat history in Whatsapp

How to email chat history in Whatsapp: Yes you heard me right, how to email Whatsapp chat history and maybe print it out or do anything else you may want with it. Hope you read my blog post on “What is message forward in Whatsapp”? Today I am going to explain how you can email the chat history of friends in your contact list.

How to Email Whatsapp Chat History: Let’s say for any reason you want to send a chat history between you and any of your friends to anyone via email, you will have to follow the steps below carefully to do such.

  1. Open your Whatsapp application
  2. Pick Chats to open your chat list
  3. Choose options
  4. Choose about
  5. You will have a screen with Help/FAQ, System Status, Network Usage, Account info, Email chat history, contact support etc
  6. Choose Email chat history
  7. Then your chat list will be prompted so you can choose the friend you want to email the chat history
  8. Choose a friend from the friend list
  9. Whatsapp will extract the message and then open your email compose prompting you to enter the email address to be mailed to
  10. Enter the email address you want to send the chat history to and send.
  11. Then the chat history will be attached and sent to the email address.

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  1. uchenna john says

    quite an interesting post i never knew such a thing existed till i read this post. Thanks i’ll surely subscribe to your blog.

  2. says

    woow this great my email just found itself another uses,, thanks for sharing bro i love your blog cool i have bookmark it for easy access

  3. Nwosu Desmond says

    Thanks am glad everything works fine now….you are welcome always…

  4. Chick with C6 says

    Thank you for the post, it was useful, but there’s just one thing that you left out. And this is the problem I had.

    You have to have your email linked with your phone operating system (at least on my Nokia C6) for this to work. All my phone did was notify me with “Extracting…” and then…nothing! But then I realised from your post that it was supposed to open my email on my phone and realized I hadn’t linked any email account with my phone. So now it works, thank you for your help! But maybe you could include this note into this post of yours. :)

  5. Nwosu Desmond says

    I think the post is as clear as ABC, i am happy it worked for you….have a nice whatsapp experience.

  6. Christopher Norman says

    Thank you for the post, it worked like a charm :D I have one question though, can you get the “full” chat history of conversations on whatsapp, I had started chatting with a person since december of 2011 but I only got the chat history from april of 2012 until recently. Any help or info on would be greatly appreciated :)

  7. Nwosu Desmond says

    yes its possible….you will have to scroll till you find the very first chat you had with such person….

  8. Christopher Norman says

    I did scroll up and like I stated, the first entry logged, was on April 2012, not from December 2011.

  9. Diego says

    Awesome information! I just wanted to know if you are aware of any PC application that will take the chat history email and convert it to the actual chat, the same feel and look i mean. I want to print all to have a hardcopy that will include the photos and chat…

  10. mine says

    hi this information is really helpful but when i select ’email chat history’ instead of letting me type my email it says ‘please configure mail on this device’ what am i suppose to do ??! please help

  11. Nwosu Desmond says

    You should activate your device for internet services. So go to message and create a new email account

  12. peter sam says

    Thanks for sharing this step by step information for converting communication in to mail.

  13. anonymous says

    I would like to know if someone can log in your cel no and retrieve your whattsapp chats off the internet?? Someone told me this happened to them!! Quite concerning!!!

  14. Nwosu Mavtrevor says

    It is technically possible….but i don’t do black hat so i wont be revealing how here. Its against Google TOS

  15. anonymous says

    That’s shocking! surely there would be strict measures to avoid this? How will all that data be stored?
    That makes me feel very reluctant to use whattsapp!

  16. DP says

    Hey. I was hoping you could help me out. I tried emailing a chat but the txt file that is emailed has the info in a weird reverse order (older messages at the bottom, newer messages at the top); I recall doing the same procedure a year ago from my BB and this did not occur… is there any way to change this so that you can actually obtain a file with a “chat story” that you can actually read from beginning to end without going backwards. Thanks!!

  17. tartax says

    Well, but the same holds true for email and so on on your smart phone. I just wouldn’t send my banking details via text messaging either.

    And for daily life chitchat, you can surely use whatsapp.

    And anyways, what do google’s TOS have to do with it, or google as such??

  18. Bianca says


    Wonder if you could help when i email my chats to my work emails adress it gives me a date up to the 18/10/2012 and not the latest chats how do i change it to the lastest date as it keeps giving me the 18/10/2012. please help if you can have a nokia C3

  19. Bianca says


    No did not delete some chats of i have a Nokia C3 if i delete chats then everything will be gone, it is still giving me the same date i tried today and it stays the same.

  20. Krutik says

    there is no option to send that history in my whats app, i have a version 2.8.2 in my nokia lumia 710, please tell me what to do to save this conversation.

  21. says


    I have problem to email my whatsapp message from 20 dec 2012 until to date.but i only can receive whatsapp from 28jan.can i retreive it from the beginning of the chat which is 20dec2012.

  22. Gopal says

    Hi, Is it possbiel to take backup for who use whatsapp in PC (using bluestacks player), Check & telll me plz…

  23. Dory says

    I have the same problem… I did upgrade my Whatsapp within that time. So maybe all messages may be deleted? :-(

  24. Dory says

    I would like to view messages which have been sent and received last year in June when I started chatting to a person. But if I use the “Email Whatsapp Chat History” option I get only all messages from May 2013 until today. Is there any chance to get the older (than May 2013) messages?
    Thanks for your help!

  25. says

    Whatsapp performs daily back up of your messages, audio and images at 4am everyday and to optimiz memory often times overrite older backups with recent ones, if you want to restore older backups then be sure you will lose your chat history and there are only up to 7 days worth of backup files. Any new Any new messages sent/received after a backup, and deleted before the next backup, cannot be restored. If you run a manual backup, it will overwrite the most recent automatic backup file. Make sure you have a file manager. This will be useful for renaming the backup files.

    If you do not want to lose your current history (newest messages), create a manual backup by going to:
    WhatsApp > [Menu Button] > Settings > Chat Settings > [Backup conversations]

    This manual backup file will be saved as “msgstore.db.crypt” in your /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder. Save this file as “msgstore.db.crypt.current” so you do not get it confused with other backup files during the restoration process.

    Please note, your backup files are saved in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/ folder.

  26. Dory says

    Ok, so all messages from last year are “lost”. That’s a pity. But thank you very much for explaining how to backup my current WhatsApp messages. Thanks Nwosu Mavtrevor!

  27. Louise says

    Can you tell me how I can recover deleted watsapp messages from Nokia C3 with step by step instructions please Urgent, reply needed

  28. DSC says

    Thank you for your reply. Email conversation forwards the whole conversation.
    I want to email just one message or the last message.

  29. Pablo says

    Have What’s App automatically send an e-mail message with chat converstaion.

    Any idea how this might have happened?


  30. HorryMiner says

    Mail your chat history is great. Moreover, iPhone users can extract WhatsApp chats from their iPhone or iTunes backup files, and save them to computer.

  31. anonymous says

    i tried to send the whatsapp conversation to one of my friends,it didnt work. and the person whose chst history i was mail came online, does he notified about emailing his chat history

  32. Manuel says

    Hi all, i’m having the same problem, meaning that i cannot send my entire chat. Does anybody know if there are limitations on messages or time that you can send? Or is their already more known about why not the whole chat is sended?
    I did find a way to transfer your chat into a pdf or a book at You just send your chat history to whatsappbook and their system automatically do the rest.

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