How to backup my Telegram chats, groups and channels


It is always advisable to make backup copies of our data and applications. It is the best way to avoid the loss of information, which may be more or less important. In this article we are going to see how to backup Telegram chats, groups and channels, an increasingly used messaging application.

It should be noted that the concept of backup in Telegram It differs quite a bit from the one that exists for WhatsApp. In this last application, when we change devices, previous conversations are not saved. However, in Telegram this is maintained. In addition to that, there is a function that we can use to store all the data on a computer.

Until recently, not many users had considered the need to take these types of precautions. However, in Spain many suddenly became interested in the issue. following the order of the judge of the National Court, Judge Santiago Pedraz, in which he commanded block access to Telegram. All to prevent content protected by copyright from being disseminated through this medium.

Although in the end the matter came to nothing, the alarms were already going off. And interest in knowing how to make a Telegram backup in a simple and reliable way skyrocketed. These are the best options we have:

Export Telegram chats to computer

desktop telegram

A total solution to get and save a copy of chats, channels and Telegram groups is this: save all the information on a computer. For this, it is necessary download and install the Telegram Desktop application on our computer. In this link You will find the download options for Mac and for Windows/Linux.

After installing the app, we have to log in with our phone number and enter the code that we will receive on our other devices where we also use Telegram. From there, these are the steps to follow:

  1. We open Telegram Desktop and we go to general options menu, which is in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. In the side window that opens, we select "Settings".
  3. Then we will "Advanced."
  4. In the next menu, we find the option «Export Telegram data».

Important: before starting the export, it is advisable to take a little time to choose well between the different options available: private chats, multimedia content, maximum file size... Don't forget to check the "Human-readable HTML" option either.

Backup to mobile phone

mobile backup copy

It is not such a good solution, but it can be useful in certain cases. Saving Telegram data on our smartphone or tablet We will not be able to access them from other devices, as the previous method allows us. However, we will always have the possibility of transferring them.

Let's remember then how to make a Android backup and on iOS, thus saving all the content of the device:


  1. Let's go to mobile settings menu (it is almost always the gear or cogwheel icon).
  2. Within this menu, we search and select the option "About of the phone".
  3. In the following list of options, we choose the one of “Backup and restore”. At this point we have several possibilities to store the copy:
    • On the device itself.
    • On a computer.
    • On the cloud.


The most practical thing is to make a copy in iCloud (we explain the method below), although it is also possible to do it on a Mac and even on a Windows computer.

  1. We start by going to "Settings".
  2. Then, after identifying ourselves as a user, we choose "ICloud".
  3. Select the option «Copy to iCloud» and we activate it. By doing this, iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone daily. To perform a manual backup, you must use the “Back up now” option.

Applications to make backup copies

Still a last resort to have a backup on Telegram and not be worried about data loss due to a suspension of the service or any other circumstance: use backup applications. Here are our two recommendations:

iCare Phone

icare phone

Only for iOS devices. What we find in iCare Fone It is a simple and effective tool to keep all the content on our device safe, including everything that has to do with the Telegram application. One of its main advantages is the possibility of transferring multimedia files without limits between different iOS devices.

Super Backup

super backup

Without a doubt one of the best apps to make backup copies for Android. With Super Backup We will be able to keep copies of contacts, messages, calls and, of course, also chats, groups and Telegram channels. An especially interesting aspect is that the backup process is carried out very quickly. Available for Android, although only in English.

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