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Axel Nash

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Hi,I'm trying to view my WhatsApp backup on Google Drive, but I don't know where to find it. Do you know how I can find my WhatsApp backup in Google Drive? Please, help.

Lately, there have been queries from WhatsApp users similar to the one above, and as tech experts, it's up to us to help them with the answer they need.

Fortunately, it's possible to find WhatsApp backup location in Google Drive and restore it.

So, regardless of why you want to find WhatsApp backup in Google Drive, this post will guide you through how to find WhatsApp backup locations in Google Drive in the simplest way possible. So, keep reading to find out more.

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Part 1: Where is WhatsApp backup stored in Google Drive

Finding WhatsApp backups in Google Drive can be quite tricky, as Google Drive usually stores them in a hidden folder.

The only way to find WhatsApp backup in Google Drive is via a browser on a computer. And there are two methods you can use to get this done - via settings or backups.

Follow the steps below to learn how the process work to use any of these mentioned methods.

Method 1: Find WhatsApp backup in Google Drive via Settings

Step 1: Get your PC and open in your browser.

Step 2: Click the Settings icon at the top-right corner and select Settings from the drop-down.

click the settings icon

Step 3: Click on Manage Apps from the left-hand side of the page.

click on manage apps

Step 4: Scroll down and select WhatsApp Messenger. You should find your WhatsApp backup data there.

select whatsapp messenger

Method 2: Locate WhatsApp backup in Google Drive via Backups

Step 2: Click on View items taking up storage from the pop-up window.

click on view items

Step 3: Now, click on Backup from the top-right corner. Or click on the Storage icon and select Backups.

click on the storage icon

Step 4: You can find your WhatsApp backup here.

find whatsapp backapp

Part 2: How to restore WhatsApp's backup from Google Drive to Android

To restore your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your Android device, please follow these steps:

restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive

Step 1: Ensure you have the same Google account linked to your Android device used to create the backup on Google Drive.

Step 2: Install WhatsApp on your Android device if you haven't already.

Step 3: Open WhatsApp and verify your phone number.

Step 4: During the setup process, WhatsApp will detect the backup on Google Drive and prompt you to restore it. Tap on "Restore" when prompted.

Step 5: Wait for the restore process to complete. This may take some time, depending on the size of your backup and your internet connection speed.

Step 6: Once the restore is finished, you can access your chats, media, and other data from the backup.

Please note that this process requires a stable internet connection and sufficient storage space on your device to accommodate the restored data.

Part 3: Can you read WhatsApp backup in Google Drive

Google Drive only allows users to delete WhatsApp backups or turn off the Google Drive backup option for WhatsApp once they find their WhatsApp backups. As mentioned, you can't read any content inside the backups, for all the information is encrypted. Only when you use a third-party tool can you extract your contents from backup files in Google Drive, but it is not free nor secure enough.

Or you can use MobileTrans to back up your WhatsApp to your computer for free. You can even view or export your WhatsApp messages.

Part 4: How many WhatsApp backups stored in Google Drive

Do you know you can only save one WhatsApp backup to Google Drive? As surprising as it might sound, Google Drive overwrites existing WhatsApp backup once a new one is created. But the good thing is WhatsApp backup does not occupy Google Drive storage.

If you wish to save more than one WhatsApp backup, the best option is to backup your WhatsApp to your device's local drive, and it even allows users to restore WhatsApp data from old backups.

Bonus: Restore WhatsApp chat in Google Drive to iPhone

WhatsApp only allows you to restore your WhatsApp backup in Google Drive to an Android device. What if you are switching from Android to iPhone? Can you restore WhatsApp chats in Google Drive to iPhone? Yes! MobileTrans makes it possible for you.

MobileTrans is a multi-functional data management software. Regarding WhatsApp, It allows users to transfer messages between devices running on different platforms, back up WhatsApp for free, restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive and even recover deleted messages. Besides, you don't even need technical knowledge to use the tool.

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Step 1: Install MobileTrans on your Mac or Windows computer. Then, launch it and choose Google Drive to WhatsApp.

choose google drive

Step 2: Log in to your Google Account on the next screen and connect your iPhone to the PC.

log in google account

  • You'll need to verify it's you to authenticate the login.

verify authenticate

Step 3: Once you successfully log in, your WhatsApp backup will be displayed on your PC screen. You just need to click the Download button next to it to proceed.

click the download button

Step 4: Before parsing your backup files, you must follow the onscreen instructions to verify the operation.

verify the operation

Step 5: MobileTrans will instantly Parse the data after you complete the previous step. Then, you can view your chats in the backup.

complete the previous step

Step 6: On the new page, read your messages and click on Restore to Device button to proceed.

click on restore to device button

Step 7: Click Start to begin the data restoration process.

data restoration process

Step 8: The WhatsApp data restoration process will take a few minutes. Afterward, you can disconnect your iPhone from the computer.

It is as easy as A, B, or C!

Final Thoughts

What you consider to be a difficult task is as easy as plucking low-hanging fruit. You can find the WhatsApp backup location in Google Drive using the methods above. However, if your intention to find WhatsApp backup in Google Drive is to view it, that's impossible.

Moreover, if you want to restore WhatsApp backups in Google Drive to your iPhone, you can turn to MobileTrans for help.

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