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How to export Android text messages?

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You often want to export Android text messages on other devices like a computer or a laptop. Here, we’ll show you how to save and export Android text messages.

Method 1: Using Google Docs or Microsoft Word

The first method is quite easy. First, take the screenshots of the text messages. Then open Google Docs and follow the steps given below:

  • Open a new document, tap on the plus button in the middle, and select Images.
  • After that, select the screenshots to upload them.
  • Once you are finished uploading the screenshots, tap on the three-dot button at the top right and then select Share and export.
  • Next, tap on Print from the drop-down menu. All you have to do is adjust the colour, orientation and printer connectivity, and you are good to go.

Also read: How to backup contacts in Google?

Method 2: Use third-party apps like SMS backup and restore

You can use several third-party applications like SMS backup and restore to take a backup and then print or export your text messages.

  • Open SMS backup and restore, and then tap on Set up a backup.
  • Next, turn on the toggle in front of Messages and then click Next.
  • Now, the app will prompt you to select the location of the backup files. You have four options – Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Your phone. I have selected my phone as the backup spot. You can select any other cloud backups, but you must log in to your account.
  • The backup process will start once the target location and folder are set.

You can view all the backed-up messages in the app itself. In case you want a PDF copy or a print of your message or the entire conversation, tap on the vertical three-dot button at the right of the message and then select Print Conversation.

Next, tap the downward button in front of Select a printer and then select Save as a PDF.

In conclusion, exporting your text messages on Android is quite easy. All you need is a few apps like Google Docs, Word, or third-party apps like SMS Backup and Restore, and you are all set to print or export your text messages.

Also read: How to backup Telegram chats?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: