How To Download Zip File From Whatsapp

WhatsApp has become an essential means of communication in our daily routines. It is commonly utilized for sending photos, videos, documents, and even zip files. In this blog article, we will walk you through the steps of downloading a zip file from WhatsApp.

Steps to Download a Zip File from WhatsApp

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application on your device.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the chat where you have received the zip file.
  • Step 3: Click on the zip file. It will open up a preview of the contents of the zip file.
  • Step 4: Click on the “Download” button at the top right corner of the screen.

After clicking on the “Download” button, the zip file will be downloaded to your device. The location of the downloaded file will depend on your device’s setting. By default, it is usually stored in the “Downloads” folder or the “WhatsApp” -> “Media” -> “Documents” folder on your device.

Unzipping the Downloaded File

Now that you have downloaded your zip file, the next step is to extract its contents. The following steps will guide you.

  • Step 1: Navigate to the folder where the downloaded zip file is located.
  • Step 2: Click on the zip file. If your device has a built-in tool for unzipping files, it will automatically open up a preview of the contents of the zip file.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Extract” or “Unzip” button (the exact wording may vary depending on your device).
  • Step 4: Choose the destination where you want to store the extracted files.

If your device does not have a built-in tool for unzipping files, you may need to download a third-party app. There are several free and paid apps available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


As you can see, downloading and unzipping a zip file from WhatsApp is a simple and straightforward process. So the next time you receive a zip file on WhatsApp, you will not have to worry about what to do with it.