Donate a Chat

Thank you for your interest in donating a WhatsApp chat to What’s New, Switzerland? Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Register as a donor if this is your first chat donation
  2. Ask all members of the chat for their permission to donate it and their email address
  3. Export the chat from WhatsApp (see instructions for iPhones and Androids) without Media
  4. E-mail the exported file to (using the address you registered)
  5. Wait for a few minutes until you get an answer by e-mail
  6. Follow the link in the e-mail to:
    • Give your consent
    • Indicate the e-mail address of other chat members so we can ask for their consent
    • (optional) Indicate sensitive terms and answer some questions about your profile.

If someone has donated a chat that you participated in, you can start with step 6.

After a chat has been donated and permission has been given, we will automatically de-identify the data: names, addresses, numbers, etc. are replaced or removed. You can see an example of what that will look like on this page!