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It often happens that you might need to print WhatsApp messages from an iPhone, e.g. to present them as evidence in court. You might also want to turn your Whatsapp chat into a stylish book and present it as a gift. Unfortunately, there’s no direct method to print the chat from the app, however you can use your computer to do that. In this article, you will learn how to print WhatsApp chat as evidence or as a book.

Print WhatsApp chat as evidence for court

With the advance of technology, WhatsApp messages can be used as evidence in court. However, there are some requirements for the printed evidence:

  • The cell number of all chat participants should be clearly displayed

  • There should be a time stamp next to each message

Of course, you can make screenshots on your iPhone, by scrolling down the chat and capturing each screen individually. Please keep in mind that you will have to delete some contacts from your Address Book in order to have the cell numbers displayed in the WhatsApp chat. Thankfully, you won’t have to swipe left to reveal the time stamp like in the iMessages – that’s a relief.

To make a screenshot press Power and Hold buttons simultaneously. For iPhone X users press Power and Volume buttons simultaneously.
Here's how to make a screenshot on iPhone X and all iPhones, including iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

This method sounds great, but even for a small chat, the process is really time-consuming. That’s why we encourage you to use our CopyTrans Contacts to print a WhatsApp chat for court. The whole process comes down to just a few clicks:

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page: Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the Installation Guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. The program starts loading all the iPhone data. save your whatsapp messages to the pc

  4. Now go to the Messages tab, click on “WhatsApp” and select the chat you want to backup and print.
    Click on Messages tab and select the WhatsApp chat to print

  5. Click on “Export Selected” in the top left corner and decide which format suits you best. We recommend PDF, as it is the most suitable format for viewing and printing your messages.
    Choose the format for the WhatsApp chat

  6. The chat is now stored on the computer and includes the cell numbers of all participants, and also with the timestamp for each message. Perfect for the court.
    Export WhatsApp chat to computer and print it

  7. The only thing that is left to do is to actually print the chat. Use the shortcut ctrl+P and hit Print.Use ctrl+P to print the chat

Good luck in court!

WhatsApp chat to book

There are several online companies who can create a wonderful book from your WhatsApp conversations. They suggest you forward your conversation by email directly, so they could print it asap.

Even though the method is easy, it has a few major drawbacks:

  • A long chat with various photos and gifs can be too big to transfer by email

  • If you care about your privacy, it’s not recommended to disclose your chat to a third party

  • You won’t be able to manually select the specific period or messages you want to include – it’s all or nothing

  • You can try to edit your conversation and delete the unwanted parts, but it will definitely take a while

That’s why we recommend doing it by yourself with CopyTrans Contacts. Make a complete WhatsApp book complete with all the pictures & emojis.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page: Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the Installation Guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. The program starts loading all the iPhone data. save your whatsapp messages to the pc

  4. Now go to the Messages tab, click on “WhatsApp” and select the chat you want to backup and print.Go to Messages tab, select WhatsApp to print the chat

  5. With CopyTrans Contacts you can select certain messages and pictures from the chat by checking the box above for all messages, or remove the check mark for certain messages if you do not want to see these messages in your WhatsApp book.
    TIP: You can also export the conversations for the specific period. Click on a cogwheel symbol and choose the exact time frame:
    Select messages from your WhatsApp you want to backup to computer.

  6. Click on “Export Selected” in the top left corner and decide which format suits you best. We recommend PDF or Web format for your book.
    Select the format you want to save your WhatsApp messages

  7. The WhatsApp chat is now on your computer, where you can click File and then Print.Use shortcut ctrl+P to print WhatsApp book

All that’s left is to bind the printed files and add a personal touch.

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