To download your WhatsApp account informationfirst open the app and click on the menu button (top right of the screen):
Click there Settings:
Then click Account:
Click on whatever menu you land on Request account info (Request Account Information):
WhatsApp chat settings
You will then be taken to a screen telling you that your data will be available in about three days, that you have a few weeks to download your data once it is available. And also that if you change your number or delete your account, your application will be canceled. Click on Request reportto request a copy of your data:
Request to download data
Now the information on the screen will change and you will see a message giving you the approximate date when your report will be ready:
As soon as your report is available, you will receive a notification that you can download it. It’s compressed in a ZIP file, and once you’ve extracted the contents, you can view it in any web browser (just like the one with the Facebook data).
And what does this ZIP file contain? It’s not as comprehensive as Facebook (after all, you offer a lot less information about yourself here), but it shows your name, your phone number, the IP address of your last connection, what phone and operating system you’re using, when the account is registered was and your network operator. In addition, you can also see whether or not you decided to share your data with Facebook when the license terms of the App have changed.
The only “personal” information that appears in what you download is your current profile picture, your contacts’ phone numbers, the names of groups you belong to, and whether or not you have the blue double check enabled.