Saving My Mom’s Pictures: Building a Backup WhatsApp Chatbot With Python, Flask, Dropbox and Twilio

My mom isn’t really into tech and here and there she has trouble with her phone: “it’s out of space, again!”. She, like everybody else, uses WhatsApp everyday to solve business issues, to ask when we’re coming back home, and to receive and send tons of pictures.

For her, backups aren’t a trivial task, so I decided to help her on this quest. I had an idea: building a WhatsApp bot to backup her pictures to my Dropbox. Instead of deleting pictures, she only would have to forward her pictures to our bot. How does it sound?

See how I solved this in my blog post on Twilio’s blog.

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