Help with privately transferring WhatsApp data to new phone

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Nov 1, 2020, 4:04:35 AM via Website

I would like to transfer my WhatsApp data (conversations, photos, videos) to my new phone. I also want to transfer other data such as contacts, apps, etc. I know I have to backup the data to google drive. My family has the password to my normal gmail/google account that I usually use so I'm worried they will be able to see data I backup.

My question is, should I make a new Gmail/google account only for the purpose of transferring/backing up this data to my new phone?

If I use this new account as my google account when setting up the new phone, will this become my default account on that new phone or can I use multiple google accounts?

Or maybe I'm wrong about everything and someone can explain how to transfer whatsapp data without worrying about about my private data being exposed to family. I'm not very smart when it comes to these things.

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Nov 1, 2020, 5:17:03 AM via Website

I think you can take an immediate local backup of your WhatsApp. And then you may restore WhatsApp from the local backup on your new device.
Check the FAQs about WhatsApp local backup & restore on the WhatsApp official website, please.

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Nov 4, 2020, 3:23:35 AM via Website

You simply tap the trio of dots at the top left of the WhatsApp and go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
From here, you can back up manually, or set it to automatically backup as regularly as you like.
When WhatsApp is reinstalled, it will prompt you to recover your chats and multimedia from Google Drive.