How to save or backup Telegram chat history

Save Telegram chat history

Save or backup Telegram chat history

Is there any way to save or backup Telegram chat history? As you already noticed, there is no option in Telegram messenger that let you save your conversation with your friend and this is what makes Telegram the most secure messaging app out there.

Basically, Telegram saves all of your conversations history on the encrypted server, not on your phone memory like other messengers. Meaning, you can view and access all of your conversation from any devices anytime.

However, if you are looking a way to save or backup your Telegram chat history manually on your computer local drive, continue reading. You will be using Telegram Web to copy and save the chat history into any text editor.

Note: You will not be able to view the saved chat in Telegram app.

How to save or backup Telegram chat history

  1. Connect your device to the internet.
  2. Launch your favorite internet browser.
  3. Copy and paste this URL: into the address bar and press Enter.
  4. Sign-in into your account by selecting your Country and your phone number.
  5. Select Next button at the top right of the corner.
  6. Once you signed in to your Telegram account, select the name of the peer which you want to save or backup the chat history. Click on the name.
  7. Once the chat history loaded, click on the text and press Ctrl + A to select all text followed by Ctrl + C to copy selected text.
  8. Open any text editor software, Notepad or WordPad for example.
  9. Click on the blank page and press Ctrl + V to paste all text into the text editor software.
  10. Save the file as you like.

That’s it, if you have any question, let me know in the comment below.

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  • a3a3eJIb

    yeh, if anybody is about to waste their 2 minutes reading this “guide”, please don’t.
    The definition of a “backup” is that you have a restore function. Steps listed here is just a plain copy

    • Michael Milky

      so, how to backup dude?
      i rlly want to backup now , coz my memory internal in my smartphone going limits.


      • a3a3eJIb

        Well, as I found out, there’s no such thing as backup in telegram.
        Telegram operates much like your usual e-mail box, contrary to other messengers, like whatsapp.
        In telegram, your messages are accessible through any device, you don’t need to “bind” your phone, like with whatsapp.
        So if you reset your phone, your telegram messages will be there.
        And media is stored on the phone, but the link between pictures and their placeholders inside telegram will be broken

        • soo_ah

          long story short: it’s cloud-based, c’est tout.

        • Mercurio2054

          it is not like this “email” i can backup an email account.

          its a mess because tow times i delete the wrong conversation.
          and the other day my friend delete 2 years of conversation in just a secon, how can we restore that? no way to do that, and the user should have that option.

  • Colin Winberg

    I think that this advice was very helpful. A lot better than anything else I found

    • Barzrul

      Thank you for your feedback.

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