Backup is an important factor in all things, especially those that are important to you because you do not know when you could lose the main copies, and this article is going to teach you ways to create a backup on Telegram.
Whatsapp has a backup function that allows users to make local backups of their chats on their devices or to their cloud storage. However, the same cannot be said about Telegram which does not offer any backup features at the moment.
Although Telegram is one of the most popular chat apps in the world at the moment with the ability to exchange text, photos, and videos of up to 1.5GB, it does not offer any backup features at the moment.
This means that users will have to manually create their backup. However, you do not have to worry because there is a way through which you can create a backup for your Telegram chats and data. There are three ways through which you can do this and I am going to take you through those ways.
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Printing The Chat History
One of the easiest ways is to print your chat history. You do this through the copy and paste method. Here is how to use this method to create a backup of your Telegram chats.
- Open the Telegram app on your computer
- Now press on CTRL + A. this will select all the chats
- Now press CTRL + C to copy all of them to the clipboard
- Now open Microsoft word and paste the messages there
- Now, just go ahead and print it out
Although this looks like the easiest method, it also looks stressful and probably a waste of time to you. In that case, you should check out the next backup method.
Desktop Version Backup
The latest Telegram version for computers seems to allow for creating a backup. Users of the older version will not be able to use this method so it is advisable to upgrade now if you wish to use this method. If you have the latest version of Telegram for desktop, please follow the steps below
- Go to settings
- Then to advanced
- To export Telegram data
After you tap on ‘export Telegram data’ you will see a new window open where you will have the option to leave some of the parts out of the exporting process.
After you are done choosing the ones you want to backup, you then proceed with the exporting process.
Now let us look at the third and last method
Saving Telegram Chat History
If you are having google chrome on your computer, you can install a ‘save Telegram chat extension’ that will you to save telegram chats as a backup easily. Please follow the steps below to get this done.
- Install ‘save Telegram chat history’ extension on your google chrome browser
- Open Telegram web through your google chrome
- Locate the chat you want to backup and then click on the extension icon which will be at the top of the screen
- You can click on ‘all’ to make sure that your all chat gets backed up
- Now, click on the save icon and you are done
That backup file will be a .txt file and you can even open it with a word pad.
Backup Chat History Using iKeyMonitor
IkeyMonitor is a tool that allows you to backup your Telegram message history. The tool is one of the best keylogging apps for capturing screenshots, calls logs, SMS histories, and many more.
Here is how to save WhatsApp back using iKeyMonitor:
- Visit the iKeyMonitor website and click on Sign Up
- After successful signup, Login to your Cloud Panel
- Go to Logs>Chats>Telegram. Here You can see all your messages. You can then back them up.
Do I Need To Backup TelegramChats?
Currently, Telegram stores our chats on the cloud and it will be very difficult to lose chats. But you do need a chat when you do a private chat and also when you are fond of deleting chats.
When you have secret chats, the conversation saves on the phone and not on the Telegram cloud server meaning you can never see it again in case the chat disappears on your phone.
Is It Possible To Backup Telegram Chats?
It is possible to backup telegram chats, there are so many ways to go about backing up your Telegram chats, you can use a chrome extension, you can use a tool called iKeyMonitor, and many more. You can go through this chat to know all the tools.
Can We Use Telegram As Cloud Storage?
Telegram stores all our files and chats into their cloud and it is going to stay there forever until you delete those chats and files or until you delete your account. You can use Telegram as cloud storage if you don’t want to lose your important files.
But using Telegram as cloud storage comes with a caution, one of them is that when someone gets access to your Telegram account, that person can be able to see your important file. That is why you should be cautious when using Telegram as your backup tool.
So that is how you can create a backup of your Telegram chats. As you can see, the methods seem a bit hectic but since Telegram does not officially have any backup feature, you will have to either go this way or forget about having any backup of your chats.
I think this is one area in which Telegram lost out to WhatsApp and I am sure that a backup feature may be in the works soon, you can check out one of our popular articles covering how to know if someone has saved your number using Telegram.