I want to export the chat history from WhatsApp (on Android). The problem is that I live in germany, and that function has been blocked for german users due to legal issues. Are there any alternatives to export the chat history in a readable and searchable format?

  • For the time being, using the Whatsapp web client works as an alternative, but it isn't very nice for things like searching for a date.
    – kutschkem
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 7:39
  • you can try MyPhoneExplorer it works for sms, maybe it will work for WhatsApp too
    – alecxs
    Commented Jan 26, 2021 at 14:45

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WhatsApp Viewer for PC

  • View your WhatsApp chats on PC
  • Have a backup on your computer in case your phone gets lost
  • Conveniently read old conversations without pressing “load older messages”
  • Search messages
  • Export to .txt, .html, .json
  • No need to install Python, SQLite or additional libraries (M2Crypto)
  • All in a small application, no dependencies, no need to install

Source: https://andreas-mausch.de/whatsapp-viewer

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