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Example PDF from a chat export:

How to export your WhatsApp Chat

The tutorial in how to export your chat depends on the device you are using. We have a tutorial for 1: iOS, for 2: Android, or 3: PC they work for individual chats or group chats.

Option 1 iPhone: Export as a .txt file on iOS

Exporting your complete chat history is easy!

  1. Navigate to the WhatsApp application on your iPhone and open it.
  2. Tap on the chat. Then on the name of the chat at the top to open up further details about this chat.
  3. In chat settings, scroll to the bottom and tap "export chat". Now you can select between:
  • Attach Media
    • This option will also export all media of the chat (including photos and videos) ❗️ Attaching media will generate a large .zip file ❗️
  • Without Media
    • With this option, you will only export the text within the chat as a .txt file. ❗️ For the chat analysis, this works as well. But your images will not be shown! ❗️
  1. Now, you can choose between sending it as an email via an installed chat app, airdrop, and many more. Choose Save to Files to Upload it here to analyze your chat.

Option 2 Android: Export as a .txt file using a phone running Android

  1. Navigate to the WhatsApp application on your iPhone and open it
  2. Tap on the chat and then again on the name at the top. To open up further details about this chat
  3. In chat settings, scroll to the bottom and tap on Email chat. Then you select without media.
  • Attach Media
    • This option will also export all media of the chat (including photos and videos) ❗️ Attaching media will generate a large .zip file ❗️
  • Without Media
    • With this option, you will only export the text within the chat as a .txt file. ❗️ For the chat analysis, this works as well. But your images will not be shown! ❗️

Option 3 PC: Export as a .txt file on your computer running WhatsApp web

Exporting your chat history is not supported on WhatsApp Web as of 2021. This post will be updated when this function becomes available. Please use your connected phone and export your chat directly on the phone as described in 1: iOS and 2: Android.

How to generate a PDF from your txt file

You can now after exporting your WhatsApp chat data (.txt or .zip) send it to your pc and open it in word or pages to then export it to PDF.

With this solution your PDF as your .txt is quite unreadable. There are also some other solutions that help you in exporting to pdf and make it quite easy.

Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Privacy
Zapptales
⛔️ user has no control
Dr. Fon
⛔️ user has no control
Longshot app
Export to txt and then to PDF
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Build with privacy in mind ✅ all calculations are done on the device ✅ no chat data is stored or shared
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Security
Zapptales
⛔️ sent to server ⛔️ might be stored
Dr. Fon
⛔️ sent to server ⛔️ No control
Longshot app
⛔️ not open source
Export to txt and then to PDF
✅️ is secure
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Everything runs locally on your device ✅ as secure as your phone ✅ secure your chat backup
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Effort
Zapptales
⛔️external desktop application ⛔️ hundreds of steps needed
Dr. Fon
⛔️ external desktop application
Longshot app
✅ on phone⛔️ external application
Export to txt and then to PDF
⚠️ high effort
WhatsAnalyze
✅ directly on your phone takes ✅ less than 1 minute ✅ no third party device or desktop app is required
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
User can Print
Zapptales
✅ can be printed
Dr. Fon
✅ can be printed
Longshot app
⛔️ can not be printed
Export to txt and then to PDF
✅ can be printed
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Pdf can be printed ✅ right size to be used for a booklet or book from your whatsapp chat
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Analytics
Zapptales
⛔️ no additional information
Dr. Fon
⛔️ no additional information
Longshot app
⛔️ no additional information
Export to txt and then to PDF
⛔️ no additional information
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Fun facts ✅ Statistics ✅ Chat usage and time analysis data
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
iOS
Zapptales
✅ works on iPhone
Dr. Fon
✅ works on iPhone
Longshot app
⛔️ Android only
Export to txt and then to PDF
⚠️ complicated and external app needed
WhatsAnalyze
✅ runs on iPhone effortlessly just open whatsanalyze.com in your browser
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Android
Zapptales
⚠️ complicated but works
Dr. Fon
⚠️ complicated but works
Longshot app
✅ works
Export to txt and then to PDF
⚠️ external app needed
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Android fully supported open whatsanalyze.com with your chrome browser on your android phone
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Free Preview
Zapptales
⛔️ no preview
Dr. Fon
⛔️ no preview ⚠️ subscription trial
Longshot app
⛔️ no trial
Export to txt and then to PDF
⚠️ long process
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Free preview ✅ all statistics for free
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Price
Zapptales
⛔️ 14,90 is expensive
Dr. Fon
⛔️ 14,90 is expensive
Longshot app
⚠️ in App purchases️
Export to txt and then to PDF
free apps but many ads
WhatsAnalyze
✅ Cheapest with just 1,99
Features & Solutions of PDF export tools
Rating
Zapptales
✅✅✅
Dr. Fon
✅✅
Longshot app
Export to txt and then to PDF
WhatsAnalyze
✅✅✅✅✅ -Secure -Affordable -Analytics
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