WA Reader is a simple web-app to view your backed-up WhatsApp chats in a WhatsApp Web user-interface. You upload the ".txt" file of your chat which
you can get from the Email Conversation button in your WhatsApp.
It's free and code is open sourced and you can find the source code here.
Huge shout out to @krzysiekh for creating the awesome logo we currently have. Note: WA Reader was built to read a piece of my personal chat, so no guarantees on it working all the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
I keep getting "It wasn't a valid text file or we were not able to convert it", even though I am uploading a file?
It happens since each mobile device and WhatsApp version has it's own way of storing the chats. You can open a new issue on the GitHub repository and share a small piece of chat (if possible) so that the viewer can be updated according to the formatting of your device and WhatsApp version. Do mention your WhatsApp version, mobile OS and device name for better tracking.
How do I back up my chat history from WhatsApp?
Your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up and saved daily to your phone's memory. If you uninstall WhatsApp from your phone, but don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up or export your chats before uninstalling. Read more about how to back up your chat on each OS on WhatsApp FAQ:
Is my chat getting saved?
No. Your chat gets deleted as soon as you upload the file. You can feel safe on that front.
Can I preview my chat if I have uploaded it once?
No. Since your chat is getting deleted as soon as you upload the File, you cannot preserve your chat history for you to visit later.
Welcome to WA Reader
WA Reader allows you to view your backed-up WhatsApp chats in a WhatsApp Web user-interface.
Free to use
Safe and respects privacy
Code is open source
Upload WhatsApp Text .txt or downloaded WA-reader file .json which you can get from the Email Conversation button in your