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Backing up and restoring your chat history with Google Drive toggle
You can back up and restore your chat history with Google Drive by following the steps below.
Important:
- Before backing up your chat history, make sure you have enough free space on your device and Google Drive.
- Be sure to try the following steps in an area with a strong network connection.
- The Back up and restore chat history option is only available on devices that can use Google Drive.

To back up your chat history:
1. From the Home tab, tap Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Back up to Google Drive.

Images and stickers are not backed up with your chat history, so we recommend saving any important images in Albums or Keep. For details about automatically backing up your chats, see this Help article.

To restore your chat history:
1. Tap the Home tab > Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Restore.
Note: With LINE version 9.2.0 and later, you can also restore your chat history when you transfer your account.

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Backing up and restoring chat histories toggle
If you're an iOS user:
You can use iCloud to back up your chats.

For details on how to back up your chats, see this Help article. For information on how to restore your chats, see this Help article.

If you're an Android user:
You can use Google Drive to back up your chats.

For details on how to back up and restore your chats, see this Help article.

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Can I transfer my chat history to a device running a different OS? toggle
No, you cannot transfer your chat history between devices running different OSes (e.g. Android to iOS or vice versa).

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Searching messages in a chat toggle
To search the messages in a chat: 
1. Tap the search icon at the top of the chat screen.
2. Enter what you want to search for in the Messages field.

You can search the messages from a specific date by tapping the calendar icon at the top right of the keyboard.

If you want to search the messages in all of your chats, see this Help article.

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Deleting your chat history toggle
To delete the history for all your chats:
1. From the Home tab, tap Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Delete chat history > Delete.

To delete a specific room’s chat history:
1. From the Chats tab, select a chat room > tap the menu icon > Other settings.
2. Tap Delete chat history > OK.

Important: Deleted messages cannot be restored.

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Backing up chats as text files toggle
You can save the messages in a chat as a text file by following the steps below.
Note: You cannot restore your chat history on LINE from a text file backup.

1. Tap the menu icon at the top of the chat screen > Other settings.
2. Tap Export chat history and choose how you want to send the file.

For information on how to restore your chat history when transferring your account or reinstalling LINE, see this Help article.

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Searching all of your chat messages toggle
You can search all your chats and messages for keywords by following the steps below.

1. Tap the search icon (magnifying glass) at the top right of the Chats screen.
2. Type what you're looking for in the search box.

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