How to make whatsapp backups are faster

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You never know when you will need to use a WhatsApp backup. When you least imagine it, you can miss an important conversation, or your cell phone could take some kind of damage and you have to restore all your conversations, messages, voice notes and other content.

The problem is that sometimes i WhatsApp backups take too long to complete. So today we're going to give you some tips to help you make the your fastest backups.



Find out how to create backup copies in WhatsApp quickly and easily.

What Makes Backups Slow?

There are several reasons why a WhatsApp backup can be very heavy. The main reason is the fact that i videos are included in these types of copies, which can greatly increase the size of copies and make the process take longer than necessary.

But that's not the only reason. If in our chats we have a large number of forwarded messages with multimedia content, we will see how increase the size of the backup. And the same happens if we have old WhatsApp chats that we no longer need, but which take up storage space.

How to make copies smaller and faster

Although WhatsApp makes large copies, it is possible make them lighter and, especially, take less time to complete. To do this, it is advisable to follow a series of steps that will help us reduce the size of WhatsApp backups.

1. Check the space occupied by WhatsApp contents and delete large files

For some time now WhatsApp has a new archiving utility that allows you to make free space in a simpler way.



Therefore, one of the best ways to reduce the space occupied by backups and speeding up the copying process is to access this menu, available in application settings, in the "Storage and data" section.

Once there, we can see which chats take up the most space and therefore our backups take longer to complete.

Therefore, it is possible delete large content, such as images or videos. The content of forwarded messages, which can sometimes take up a large part of our phone's memory and significantly slow down the backup process.


Freeing up space on WhatsApp is now easier than ever.

2. Empty the chats you don't need

When we looked into which chats take up the most space, we can use one of the most effective options: completely empty the chats you don't need, so you can save space and make backups faster.

To empty a chat, simply access it, tap the icon with the three vertical dots in the upper right corner, then choose the “Other” option. From there, you just have to tap on the option Empty chat.


3. Disable video backup

To conclude, it is worth reviewing an option that WhatsApp offers for reduce the size of the backups created by the application. It consists in excluding videos from backups.

With the' exclusion of videos from WhatsApp backups, they will weigh less and take less time to complete.

prevent videos from being included in WhatsApp backups, you just have to enter the application settings and from there go to “Chat”. Then, in the "Backup" section, turn off the switch next to the “Include videos” option.


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