Whatsapp Export ZIP

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  1. sksankat macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2017

    I have Iphone 6 Plus. I used whatsapp option export chat with media attached and as it suggests share option immediately after it creates the export zip file, i used the share option and GMAIL account to send the zip to my gmail account. Unfortunately the file size is 56MB, as a result, it was not sent by GMAIL because of max size limitation of 25MB. Now this email is in my Drafts folder on the phone. When I open the draft email i can see the zip file attached.

    I know it can not be emailed, therefore, I want to retrieve it to the desktop to extract my contents. I am not able to do that. Is there anyone who can help me retrieve the zip file and extract my important data.

    Anybody's help would be greately appreciated.

    Surendra K Verma
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    It can be emailed if you use the mail drop option. Just email it to yourself using mail drop. The following instructions for using mail drop are for Yosemite but are the same for Sierra.
  3. CosmosLily macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2018
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    Other option is to export it to NOTES and then sending email. It doesn’t get mailed as zip folder.

  4. ICEBreaker macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    The solution to your problem is to export your chats to a cloud service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, MS OneDrive, etc. This can handle at least 200MB of data. For even larger sizes, do it via the Files app. I have explained the process here.
  5. nieks macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2016
    The Netherlands
    And in addition, you could always choose to send with WeTransfer. This service lets you send up to 2 GB of data for free. You can use the WeTransfer app that is available in the App store, or just use their website.

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