How To Backup WhatsApp To OneDrive [2023 Guide]

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  • WhatsApp Messenger is a popular messaging and VoIP service owned by Facebook.
  • It is cross-platform and is used for sending text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share location, documents and other media.
  • WhatsApp creates special folders, for all the media shared, on mobile devices which can be backed up and synced to OneDrive automatically.
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WhatsApp for mobile has developed native backup integration features with each platform. WhatsApp Android users can store the chat backup in their Google Drive account, while WhatsApp iOS users can store the backup in their iCloud account.

These settings are available by opening WhatsApp on your phone, going to Settings and Chat backup options.

The backup feature is customizable, which means WhatsApp provides its users the authority to back up their data on  a daily, weekly and monthly basis, or even not at all if they disable it from settings. Furthermore, users can disable auto-backup while on mobile data and customize it to start the backup process only when connected to a WiFi network.

Now, what about the other files? All those images, gifs and videos shared with your contacts or received in different group chats? Those files can be automatically uploaded to OneDrive and synced with your other devices.

How can I backup WhatsApp to Onedrive?

  1. Install and configure OneDrive app on your phonebackup photos onedrive.
  2. Open the app and click on the Me tab.
  3. Go to Settings -> Camera upload.
  4. If you enable Camera upload (or you already have it enabled) every picture taken with the phone will get synced with your OneDrive account.
  5. Once you confirm your Microsoft account, some more options will be available. We are interested in the Additional folders option. Tap on it.
  6. From there you will be able to choose the WhatsApp images folder or the WhatsApp video folder.

That’s it. Now, by default, whenever you are connected via WiFi, your WhatsApp files will be synced to OneDrive automatically.

In case you have too many files taking up space, you could always use two separate accounts. You can have one to make photos backup from your mobile phone, and another one for other files from your computer. And you can access them both at the same time on your PC with our guide of using two OneDrive accounts on one computer.

Did you manage to backup WhatsApp to OneDrive using our guide? Leave any questions in the comments below.

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