Saving Your Message History in Viber For Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone

Many Viber users choose to save their messaging history for different reasons. Maybe you want to save that special message your girlfriend sent you for Valentine’s Day. Or there’s some important information your mother sent that you’ll need to keep. Perhaps you want to keep a back up of that text-based argument you had with a friend (you know, for proof later) about which bad guy was more awesome: Darth Vader or HAL 9000. Whatever the case may be, saving your message history on Viber can be important, which is why we’re going to show you how you can do it on your smartphone.

Currently, the feature is only available for Android and iPhone versions of the application, though we’d be surprised if the feature didn’t make it to Windows Phone devices at a later time (more on Windows Phone later).

Before getting started, make sure you have the latest version of Viber downloaded on your device.

With Android, the process is quite simple. Once you’ve opened your Viber application on your device, simply hit the Menu button, and tap on More options to bring up the Viber System Settings menu within the app. This menu will present you with a long list of options that will allow you to tweak your app experience in a variety of ways. The option you’ll want to choose to back up your messaging history, however, is the Email messages history option (as shown below). You’ll be able to send a .txt file containing your message history to the email address of your choosing. Obviously, if the app cannot find any messages, these options will appear grayed out.

Viber for Android, Android settings, Viber app conversationsFor iPhone devices running Viber version 2.1.5 or above, the process is actually very similar. The Viber app’s System Settings menu can be accessed by selecting the More tab located at the bottom right of the application. Once there, hit Settings and you’ll be taken to the menu you see pictured below.

Viber for iPhone, iPhone settings, Viber appYou’ll now be able to see many of the same options Android users see, including the same Email messages history you’ll need to select to export your Viber message history to the email address of your choice. Once you’ve done so, the messaging history, as with Android, will be accessible on any text file reader.

As mentioned, this option is not yet available to Windows Phone 8 users, though there is a Clear Message history button under the Options menu. When comparing the Android and iPhone versions, this is likely to be the place we’ll see the option to export in a possible future update for Windows Phone (maybe even the “version 3.0 features update“?), though this is only speculation and we haven’t heard anything official on whether or not this option is coming. For now, Windows Phone users can hold the Windows Key and the Power button simultaneously to take a screenshot of those important memories.

Make some new Viber friends here and be sure to let us know in the comments below if you have any questions, or you can contact us on Viber.

  • Serendipity

    HI, Can someone please explain to me why some of the photos I send via Viber are marked as ‘no longer available’ whereas others aren’t… does this mean the recipient is selectively deleting some of the photo messages received or is this due to Viber themselves?

  • Lg

    Yesterday i got my first Android phone. Untill now, i have been using and iphone for the last 5 years.
    Does anyone know, how to migrate my viber account from one device to another, (and also message history if that is possible)

    • Cotueny

      You need a 3rd party program such as Backuptrans iPhone Viber to Android Transfer to help. It lets you migrate viber message history from iPhone to an Android Phone.

  • Kate

    Hi. My phone was damaged and I’m thinking of using another phone. Can I still see my previous conversations with my friends in viber using other phone?

  • emso


    If I delete message and pic history will it be deleted on the receivers end? Or is this possible ?


    • Viber

      Anything that has already been delivered to the receiver cannot be edited on your side. If you delete a message or image, it will only be deleted from your side – it will still be visible to the receiver

  • suumi

    Onces we deactivated viber, still is there any message exist or not? I mean the conversation is save at any place?

  • Nechir duski

    I want a copy messages viber I have a solution I want my messages out of computer.
    And Viber computer b On the way phones approaches computer my windows 8

    Give me a solution please 🙁

  • Nicole

    Hi! I have a new Iphone and i want to install Viber,but don’t want to lose the messages!!!Is there any possibility to save them in the new Viber App??

  • borg

    Hi viber i have a question i see around people writing that with 3 different software they can recover erased message as well as erased pic downloaded from viber. Viper say can’t be done. is this correct that can’t be recovered? thank you

  • CAM

    hi viber, just want to know whether while we were watching videos on internet can those accidentally transferred to someone on viber . iam using i phone 6.

  • Marija Milovanovic

    This does not work on my phone, after i click it it will just say creating backup file then it will just return to the previous menu it does not make me choose an address to which it should be sent