Save some important data and files in WeChat conversations on the phone and want to transfer them from your phone to computer? In earlier articles, we have already showed WeChat users how to backup WeChat messages from Android to computer using WeChat for Windows or backup WeChat messages from iPhone to computer using a third party iPhone manager. In this guide, we will introduce another easy and free way to selectively transfer any chat history or files sent or received in WeChat from our mobile phone to PC or Mac. We will be using WeChat for Web on the desktop or laptop end without any third party software or app on either the computer or mobile phone. It works with all kinds of phones, like iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, etc.
Backup WeChat messages and files to computer using WeChat for Web
Firstly run the WeChat for mobile on your cell phone and log in your WeChat account there. After that click to open the WeChat for Web from this direct link. The WeChat for Web opens in your default web browser on PC or Mac, such as IE, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc. You will need to scan the QR code using WeChat for mobile to log in your WeChat account on computer via WeChat for Web. See this guide to scan QR code using WeChat for iPhone, and this tutorial to scan QR code using WeChat for Android.
Then go to your mobile phone, and find the WeChat messages or files in the chat conversations, then select and forward them to yourself on the phone, after that you will receive them in the WeChat for Web on your computer as well. You can then copy and paste the WeChat messages from web browser window to Word, Notepad or other documents on computer. Alternatively you can also take a screenshot on your computer to save the WeChat chat history as image files. See this tutorial to take screenshot on Windows 10 PC, just as an example. As to WeChat media files backup and transfer, you can click to view the photos in WeChat for web, play the video in WeChat for web, and then you will find the options to save WeChat images to computer and download WeChat videos files from WeChat for Web to computer, save WeChat sight videos to computer, etc.
You can find more details from this guide to use WeChat on computer. Now you know how to backup WeChat messages and files to computer without any third party software or apps, just the WeChat for Web.