How to make WhatsApp backups faster

If you follow these simple steps, you can backup WhatsApp in a much faster way.

You never know when you will have to resort to one WhatsApp backup. When you least imagine it, you may miss an important conversation, or your mobile may suffer some kind of damage and you have to restore all your conversations, messages, voice memos and other content.

The problem is that sometimes WhatsApp backups take too long to complete. So today we are going to give you some tips to help you make your backups are made in a faster way.

Backups in WhatsApp

Learn how to make 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 videos are included in these types of copies, something that can significantly increase the size of the copies and make the process take longer than necessary.

But it is not the only reason. If in our chats we have a large number of forwarded messages with multimedia content, we will see how backup size increases. And the same happens if we have old WhatsApp chats that we no longer need, but they are taking up storage space.

Making copies smaller and faster

Although WhatsApp makes large copies, it is possible make these lighter and, above all, that 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 content and delete large files

For some time now, WhatsApp has had a new storage utility that allows free up space in a simpler way.

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

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

Thus, it is possible remove oversized content, such as images or videos. Also appears content of forwarded messages, which can sometimes occupy a good part of the storage of our phone and greatly slow down the process of making backup copies.

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2. Empty the chats you don't need

When it has been reviewed which chats are taking up the most space, we can resort to one of the most effective options: completely empty chats that are not neededto save space and make backups faster.

To empty a chat, you only need to access it, touch the icon with the three vertical dots in the upper right corner, and then choose the "More" option. From there, you just have to touch the option Empty chat.

3. Turn off video backup

To conclude, it is worth reviewing an option that WhatsApp offers to reduce the size of backups created by the application. Consists in exclude videos from backups.

To the exclude videos from WhatsApp backupsthey will weigh less and take less time to complete.

For prevent videos from being included in WhatsApp backupsYou just have to enter the application settings, and from there go to "Chats". Then, in the "Backup" section, Turn off the switch next to the "Include Videos" option.

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