All this WhatsApp stuff is really not normal… all these people on the metro or bus obsessively re-reading old chats and stalking the profile photos of their contacts. It’s to them that we dedicate this short tutorial that lets you email yourself a text file with full WhatsApp conversations and all the attached images sent to and received from a particular contact.

Just installing an update of WhatsApp usually tends not to eliminate the chat history, although you might delete the cache associated with the application by mistake and then lose all your chat content in one stroke. It’s thus a good idea to store the content on an external medium such as your email account. To do so, you’ll have to follow these steps:

  • From WhatsApp, open a chat window for the contact with the chat conversation you want to save.
  • Open the context menu in the upper right part of the screen and click on More When you do, you’ll see new options, among which you’ll find Send chat by email.
  • That done, it will ask you if you also want to attach multimedia content that has been transferred in the conversation. Pay attention to this and the file size limit for attachments in your email client.


The result is a plain text file (.TXT) that stores all your latest conversations with the contact in question, or at least all the ones stored on your device since your latest clear-out, as the chats are stored locally and aren’t linked to your account.


  1. I have successfully email a whatsapp chat to my email address, but the email has not come into my inbox. Please help? Thanks

  2. I am also having the same problem as Suzy- my chats are not being sent to me and i have tried using multiple email accounts…

  3. Hello. When I did this it only dated back to the 1st of January 2015. Now this is still a hell of a lot of messages but I want the entire message history with a person from back to 2013. I have not included media. How can I get my entire message history with this person? Is it possible of is the file size just too big? It’s only text…

    • Silly me. Turns out my phone never sent out those email. They were all sitting in my outbox. Once I got that fixed I was able to email my chat history and view it online just fine. Works perfectly!

  4. I followed the above procedure. An email was sent but without any attachmnent. I tried several times but on each of the occasions the mail is sent without any text attachment.


  6. Ughhhh!!! Emailed my chats and upon accessing my email I see all!! The content of only one is not displayed, text nor media!!!! Help :((((

  7. Hey if I send a conversation from another phone to my E-mail, will the other person receive a notification of some kind?

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  9. Messages from whatsapp that is end to my gmail are appearing as drafts in my gmail and not going to my inbox in gmail. Could someone please help me.

  10. My WhatsApp banned by my mistakez. Please reopen my whatsapp account please i am student and i need whatsapp because there i create a class study group. Please sir reopened my whatsapp account.

  11. Hello WhatsApp , my MTN line was banned by WhatsApp on Monday 9th 9 :30 am , for using it for WhatsApp but I don’t know My offence , please help me out 234-7036868685 , thanks

  12. My whatsapp is also banned I don’t how it done. I never miss you of whatsapp kindly unbanned my whatsapp. I use whatsapp official because I am job holder in a company so I am in trouble due to banned of whatsapp. please resolve my issue.
    I will be thankful to you.

  13. i need help somebody created whats app account on my nomber i want to delete my account but m recieving mesaage that ( your num is banned to use whats app ) so tell me what kind i do

  14. I would like to export a chat to my email. Unfortunately, the only mail option on the screen is Gmail, not my Outlook. How can I add Outlook to the screen option?


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