How do I backup WhatsApp data?

You can back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you switch Android phones or get a new one, your chats and media are transferrable.

How to back up to Google Drive
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  3. Here you can tap Back Up to create an immediate backup, and you can also tap on Back up to Google Drive to set up a backup frequency.
  4. If you do not have a Google account already set up, tap Add account when prompted.
  5. Tap on Back up over to choose the network you wish to use for backing up. Please note that backing up over cellular may result in additional data charges.