WhatsApp allows users to create backup of their messages

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 20:58 PM IST
WhatsApp allows users to create backup of their messages

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New Delhi: WhatsApp, one of the most popular mobile messaging applications, now allows users to take a backup of their chat history, messages, pictures etc. This helps when a user deletes such data by mistake.

In order to create a backup of data which is not older than 7 days past seven days, a user has to first uninstall the application and then install it again. Then, you will receive a message which prompts recovering backup files, to which a user has to agree and that is it. Similarly, to restore conversation older than 7 days, search for a folder named 'msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7' and then rename the file to 'msgstore.db.crypt7' to restore any of these files.

Now, you can be rest assured that your data will not be lost even if you have deleted it accidentally.

WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile messaging application which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.