WhatsApp: How to restore data, media
First up, backup all your data on WhatsApp, but before following these steps you should keep in mind that the data on WhatsApp can be recovered only if you have set up backups to your Google Drive. Here’s how to recover, preserve WhatsApp data and media. Also Read - WhatsApp may have finally found a remedy for this long-term Android iOS issue
Delete WhatsApp from your Android device.
Open the Google Play Store and reinstall WhatsApp
Once you have re-installed the app, open it, and verify your phone number
The app once set up; you will get a prompt asking you to “Restore” your chats from your Google Drive.
Tap restore and then press NEXT.
All of your backed-up messages and media should now be restored.
In case you want to preserve your WhatsApp messages, here’s how you can back up to Google Drive.
Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots you will see at the top right corner of the screen.
Tap ‘’Settings” and then select “Chats”
Following this tap “Chat backup,” and then select “Backup to Google Drive” and click anything other than “Never.”
Select the Google account that you want to use for your WhatsApp backups and then select “Back up over”
WhatsApp: How to transfer data to other apps
For migrating data to other apps, here are the steps that you can follow.
Transferring data to Telegram
First thing, update both apps on your device to their latest version. Open WhatsApp chat that you want to import on Telegram, from the contact menu select Export chat. Following this you will be given two options- “Attach Media” or “Without Media.” Select accordingly and then choose telegram from iOS Share Sheet. Select the contact you want to assign imported WhatsApp chat to and tap “Import.”
Transferring data to Signal
Install the Signal app and enter the necessary credentials. Once the app is set up select the ‘New group’ option, add a contact in order to set up a group, name the group and click on ‘Create.’ Within the group window click the three dots at top right corner, tap on ‘Group settings’ option. tap on ‘Group link’ and turn it on. Then click ‘Share’ to get a shareable link for the group. Following this, copy the link and share it with WhatsApp contacts in the group. Users should keep in note that older chats on WhatsApp won’t get transferred to Signal.