WeChat App: 3 Times when Chat History Backup Saves You from Hell

Have you been in a situation where you lost all the information you need? I've been with that scenario several times in my line of work which is teaching. I sometimes lost my students papers, other documents and worst, even a student’s grade. Even in simple case like accidentally losing all your contacts or other data on your mobile phone was simply devastating! 

From that, I’ve learned my lesson. I always back up all my files whenever I can. There are times that we need to retrieve information – important or not. It’s because unlike good old hard copies, communications done digitally aren’t as easy to keep and store in boxes for safekeeping. For this, social mobile app WeChat acts as your digital notepad. Thanks to its Chat History Backup feature it saves conversation histories and restores them to any device for up to seven (7) days.

The simple 3-step process of WeChat’s Chat History Backup starts with selecting "Settings" > "General" > "Chat History Backup" and then clicking “Back Up” for the conversations you’d like to store.

Once you’ve saved your chats, you can protect them by setting a password.


To restore your conversations on any device, simply log on and tap “Restore” on the Chat History Backup window. The backed-up history will be restored to your device from the server.

Below is a rundown of several instances when this cloud storage solution by WeChat saves your ass from encounters wherein you need to refer to your information while on-the-go.

  1. Retrieving important dates
Birthdays, anniversaries, or just about any date set for yearly celebrations are vital details easily forgotten by the human brain. Give your spatial memory an instant boost by referring to conversation histories, which may contain reminders of these occasions. Chats with your sister could reveal her listing hole-in-the wall restaurants like 100 Revolving Restaurant in Quiapo or El Chupacabra in inconspicuous Polaris Street in Makati. Also, conversations with your best friend could remind you of the annual Art in the Park exhibit at Salcedo Village, which you’ve planned to go to together.

  1. Keeping lists
If you observe daily routines, it’s easy to spot how digital messages have long replaced the function of tactile Post-its and refrigerator notes. Lacking several things in the pantry? Your mom could’ve sent you a grocery list via WeChat. Receiving a huge package with separate parts of a bike? One quick check of your history could bring up a message from your dad with DIY instructions—helping you you assemble your gear just in time for your mountaineering trip to the dirt trails of Montalban and Camp Aguinaldo.

  1. Retrieving work exchanges
Aside from notebooks and emails, digital conversations with colleagues have also been reference points for work-related tasks. Missed out on an important detail relayed to you by your teammate over your WeChat group? No problem. Simply retrieve your file either on your desktop, work phone, or personal phone and proceed to finishing your task.

About WeChat
WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally. 

WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.

WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as "Hold Together”, “People Nearby” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime. Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion.  Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.

WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems. 

Download the app at www.wechat.com 
WeChat Philippines Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WeChatPH

72 comments

  1. Even without these features before, I think I was one of the first people who tried this app in the Philippines. :) I like its unique functions as well.

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    1. Really? Since we lost our wifi, it's hard to connect so I missed this on it's release. Good thing they have it now. :)

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  2. Additional feature of WeChat that's awesome to use. Retrieving your important activities.

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  3. Wow! I really didn't know about this, thanks for the info! :)

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  4. I think its cool that wechat is have this kind of feature. <3

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    1. I agree with that. It's very helpful.

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  5. WeChat saves the day! Very interesting and very useful.

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  6. Honestly, I don't know how to use wechat since I have no android phone. I heard a lot of good comments about this app and your testimonials made me want to try it eagerly! Haha. It is very interesting and useful app. I would surely download it once I have my new phone. <3

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    1. Go ahead and try it sis. It also has cute emoticons as well. I know you want that. :)

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  7. I don't have weChat because I seldom go on a chat either on my facebook or email. But having a backup is a plus for this app.

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    1. This is a downloadable app for your mobile sis. Try it. :)

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  8. didn't have any idea about this feature of wechat,nice to know.

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    1. You can go ahead and download it on your mobile to try. :)

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  9. I like how we chat continues to add new features to its application.

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    1. Yes. They're really updating their specs which is helpful to the users.

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  10. I didn't know wechat has something like this. Very informative article! :D

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  11. I also have we chat and i love their emoticons too! I never know about the back up it has. your post is very informative! thanks for sharing this Ms. Tet! :)

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  12. This looks like a really helpful app

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    1. Yes indeed. Have you tried it yourself?

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  13. I haven't tried using WeChat yet. The chat history feature is super useful! I can just imagine how it could save my butt. :)

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  14. haha. didn't weChat has that. Is it exclusive with Samsung users? :) Agree. Everyone should have Backup with everything.

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    1. It's not limited to Samsung only sis. You can use it on android and smartphones. What's your handphone brand ba?

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  15. I haven't downloaded Wechat yet, but yours and Marie's post about this app are very convincing huh. Very useful for multitaskers!

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    1. Yes sis. You should try it out soon. :)

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  16. I think it's a terrific tool for the forgetful and really for organizing our data and our schedule. Wechat is a pretty cool app.

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  17. Aside from chatting, the next best feature is the organizer and reminder especially for people who have a memory like a sieve.

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    1. agree. I like the organizer feature too 'coz I have a lot of things to organize in my life. :)

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  18. Wow - it is so nice to hear that Wechat is really on the competition now and having a Cloud service for back up is really an advance from their same category of application. It is really nice,

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    1. Kudos to them. They're competing very well with the other apps.

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  19. WeChat sure is releasing useful new features! I will have to dowload the app to try it.

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  20. I haven't really heard about this app because I rarely use our tablet, haha! But reading this post, I learned quite a lot about it. I find it interesting. Nice app! :-)

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    1. It's very helpful sis. You should try to use it once you got time.

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  21. I'm more convinced to try this app because have been recently reading good review about it :)

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    1. Hit download and go explore the features. :)

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  22. Seems a nice app so I will try it nga. But maybe I should get a good android phone, what yah think? Hehe

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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    1. Go Mommy Mayette. You deserve a new handphone. :)

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  23. Honestly, I haven't tried these apps until now. Low-end pa kasi ang phone ko. hehehe

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    1. Not a problem. Surely, you'll get one new soon. ;)

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  24. Thank you for this very informative apps. I'm going to share this to my friends back in the Pinas.:)
    Melgie
    http://pinayexplorer21.blogspot.com

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  25. When I was still in Pinas, I was using WeChat to chat with friends. But here abroad, especially in the Middle East, we are using WhatsApp. Gotta love those emoticons :)

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  26. I have WeChat but I actually haven't maximized its use yet..

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    1. I think it's cool to use it if there's strong wifi connection. :)

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  27. Oh, we can use it for blackberry as well. I will tell hubby to download it so we can try.

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  28. I rarely use apps like this because I still tend to rely on old-fashioned SMS hehe. But this is a really neat feature. I might try it!

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    1. You won't lose anything in trying this sis. Try lang. :)

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  29. That's a cool feature to have, especially when you have a lot of important conversations.

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    1. It's also a cute way to receive and send messages

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  30. I'm going to look if we do have similar apps here too.. and I don't use apps to the fullest yet. i bet its pretty cool to have:)
    M

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  31. I still have not shifted to gadget dependency since I do not own a smartphone. I rely on the good old pen and paper. It still works. hehehe One day, I will try this one.

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    1. I hope you can access the convenience of this app sis.

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  32. That's a cool app with nifty features.. I haven't tried that yet as most of my friends are still on What's app.

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    1. I hope you can try this as well sis. :)

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  33. I haven't tried WeChat, sa dami na kasi ng free messaging apps I figured I'll stick with Viber and then FB na lang for the rest. Pero okay talaga ang chat history. Meron nun sa Windows Live Messenger before and I used it a lot kasi sa work pag may mga tinatanong parang reference ko na rin tuloy. hehe. Kahit ngayon sa chat app namin sa office, pag may nahingi akong link dati tapos kailangan ko uli, retrieve ko lang yung old conversation.

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    1. Is that on the desktop sis? This one's on mobile kasi.

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  34. I really haven't tried WeChat! Thanks for introducing it to me (since many others already know about it!) I will try to learn it and make the most out of it!

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    1. This is all about convenience. Go ahead and try! :)

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  35. It is time to explore wechat. Cloud storage really saves alot of "lives" especially if you are always on the go and you don't want to carry around oyur laptop or portable hard drives.

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    1. Yep. This one also spells convenience. :)

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  36. like Vera, I haven't tried WeChat. In my case I haven't tried any mobile messeging simply because my phone is not capable of these applications. Generation 1 pa ata ang phone ko hehehe... But I used web app messaging like YM and Skype. I really heavily on the backup history of these IMs to create my weekly timesheets :D

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    1. Once you get one mobile that caters this app, surely you'll enjoy the use of these feature.

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