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How do I save a WhatsApp series of messages?

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FredaFlinstone · 10/09/2020 14:47


There is a conversation I want to keep that I may have to use in the future to back something up. I don't want to keep it active in my WhatsApp as my DC use my phone and read my messages.

How can I save the long set of messages between me and someone else and store it or print it off?

Sorry, I know this is really archaic. See username!

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HyaluronicHippo · 10/09/2020 14:48

What phone do you use? You could take a screenshot of it?

GirlCalledJames · 10/09/2020 14:49

You can export it and save it. It’s with the rest of the options.

GinGinHooray · 10/09/2020 14:49

I would screenshot the conversation and then email it to yourself - so you have the conversation saved on email.

MaverickDanger · 10/09/2020 14:50

On an iPhone, you can slide the chat right to left, which brings up a menu that says More.

If you click export chat, that will give the option to print etc.

TweetUsOnFacebook · 10/09/2020 14:51

Screenshot on your phone or copy & paste or connect to whatsapp on laptop or computer and copy from there.

LtJudyHopps · 10/09/2020 15:12

If you archive it, it won’t delete but also won’t show on your active chats.
I can’t imagine ever clicking on my dads WhatsApp let alone reading his messages!!

FredaFlinstone · 10/09/2020 15:24


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FredaFlinstone · 10/09/2020 15:25

My DC are still smallish. They play on my phone and nose at my messages. This message is about one of them so don't want them to see it.

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Palavah · 10/09/2020 15:55

You could archive it but it won't keep them out altogether.

Can you change your phone settings so you have a safe mode for them to play on?

Palavah · 10/09/2020 15:56

Or enable fingerprint to access whatsapp?

WorriedDaughter1 · 10/09/2020 16:00

You can export the chat and email it to yourself.

PammieDooveOrangeJoof · 10/09/2020 16:01

Yes enable the pin/face recognition for WhatsApp and archive the messages too

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