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How To Backup WhatsApp Chats On Android And iOS

Backing up your WhatsApp chats helps you avoid losing important conversations and shared photos or videos.

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With around 2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is among the most popular messenger apps out there. Many of its users rely on it every single day for personal and work-related communication alike.

If you’re among them, you should learn how to backup WhatsApp chats to avoid losing important conversations as well as photos and videos. In this article, we explain how to do just that on both Android and iOS.

How To Back Up WhatsApp Chats On Android And iOS

The good news is that creating a backup of your WhatsApp chats can be done with a few simple taps.

To back up WhatsApp chats on an Android, you need to:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  3. Choose the Settings option and navigate to Chats > Chat Backup.
  4. Tap Back Up.

To back up WhatsApp chats on an iOS device, you need to:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Navigate to Chats > Chat Backup.
  4. Tap Back Up Now.

How To Automatically Back Up WhatsApp Chats

Manual WhatsApp backups are useful, but forgetting to create them is too easy. That’s why you should enable automatic backups to Google Drive or iCloud, depending on if you use Android or iOS, respectively.

To back up WhatsApp chats to Google Drive (Android):

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  3. Choose the Settings option and navigate to Chats > Chat Backup.
  4. Tap Back Up to Google Drive.
  5. Select the desired backup frequency and choose your Google account.

To back up WhatsApp chats to iCloud (iOS):

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Navigate to Chats > Chat Backup.
  4. Select the desired backup frequency by changing the Auto Backup option.

How To Export An Individual WhatsApp Chat

You can also export an individual WhatsApp chat or group chat, which can be handy if you only have one or two chats that you actually want to back up.

Also Read: How To Find & Cancel Pending Instagram Requests

On Android, you need to do the following:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Open the chat you want to export.
  3. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  4. Choose the More option and tap Export Chat.

On iOS, follow these steps instead:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Open the chat you want to export.
  3. Tap the contact’s name or group subject.
  4. Tap Export Chat.
  5. Choose whether to export with media or without to start the export process.
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How To Make Your Twitter Account And Tweets Private

How to make your entire Twitter account private to the public and choose which of your followers can view your tweets.

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Although influencers, celebrities, and businesses use their Twitter profiles to promote products, services, or even themselves, the popular social media platform is still built around a base of everyday users sharing the news and opinions they care about most.

If you’ve built a Twitter account with a follower list of close friends and family, you may be happy simply interacting with people you know, and uncomfortable with the idea of strangers being able to see your Tweets. In that case, you’re in luck, because it’s relatively simple to make your Twitter account completely private so that only your list of followers will be able to see what you’ve posted and who you’ve interacted with.

In addition to making your account private to non-followers, you’ll gain an extra layer of security, as you’ll also be able to manually approve which followers can see your posts. Here’s how to change the settings to make your Twitter account private:

Desktop

  • Go to the Twitter website.
  • In the left tab, click More, then Settings and Privacy in the pop-up menu.
  • Click the Privacy and Safety tab, followed by Audience and Tagging.
  • Check the box next to Protect your Tweets.
  • Click Protect to confirm your selection.

In the Privacy and Safety tab, you can find additional settings such as Discoverability, as well as manage who can send you direct messages, and more.

Mobile

  • Open the Twitter app.
  • Tap the Settings menu in the top-right corner (gearwheel icon).
  • Tap the back arrow to see the full settings menu.
  • Tap Privacy and Safety and next, Audience and Tagging.
  • Tap the slider to the right of Protect your Tweets, which will turn green.
  • Finally, tap Done.

It’s worth pointing out that you may have to toggle a different tab in order to view the settings icon in the top right of the screen.

Also Read: How To Lock Your Facebook Profile

How To Approve New Twitter Followers

On Desktop:

  • On the left menu tab, click More, then click Follower Requests in the pop-up menu.
  • Click Accept or Decline for each request.

On Mobile:

  • Tap your profile photo in the top-right corner, then tap Follower Requests.
  • Tap the green tick or red cross for each request.

So there you have it, your Twitter profile is now private and only the followers that you choose can see your posting activity.

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