How to delete WhatsApp backups on Android

Deleting your WhatsApp backup is very easy. However, you should know that this app keeps its copies in both Google Drive and your device’s internal storage. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you how to delete them in both cases.

How to Delete WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive

Before you do that WhatsApp backup to Google Drive delete, it is important that you disable its automatic creation. To do this, go to Chats in the app settings.

Open chat settingsOpen chat settings

Click on Chat Backupto continue.

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tap back up in Google Drive.

Google Drive backup optionsGoogle Drive backup options

From the list of options that appears on the screen, choose Never out. WhatsApp will then stop using Google Drive to create backups.

Disable backup to driveDisable backup to drive

After making the appropriate settings in this case, it’s time to open Google Drive. Go to the main menu and tap Backup.

View all backups in Google DriveView all backups in Google Drive

Find your WhatsApp copy. Tap the three vertical dots for more options.

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Use the button Delete Backupto delete the backup.

Delete WhatsApp Backup on Google DriveDelete WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive

After confirming, the copy of your conversations and media files will disappear. You should be aware that it is not possible to recover this information later. So make sure you don’t delete anything important.

How to delete local copy of WhatsApp

Additionally WhatsApp creates a local copy all content associated with your profile. To delete them, all you need is a file explorer like ES File Explorer or any built-in file explorer if you have one, like in this case.

Find the folder in it WhatsApp. It is located in the root directory of the internal storage.

WhatsApp folder in storageWhatsApp folder in storage

Tap on the directory Databasesto select it. Then use the button delete. This will prompt the browser to delete the folder.

Delete the folder from the databaseDelete the folder from the database

Confirm the deletion with Delete.

Delete the folder from the databaseDelete the folder from the database

After doing this, WhatsApp local backup will be gone from your device.

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