WhatsApp offers many ways of storing your chat backup, photos, and videos to its users and Google Drive is one of the popular ways of doing the backup for Android users. If you are also one of them who use Google Drive to backup the chat of your WhatsApp then this news will bring delight on your face.
Earlier backup used to take up some space on the cloud, but today all users received emails saying the backup package will not count towards your available quota of storage, meaning you can store all the data for free.
For those of you who actively use Drive and back up large amounts of WhatsApp data, you’ll surely appreciate the extra storage space you’ll soon have access to. While some users only back up kilobytes of text data, others may back up hundreds of megabytes or even gigabytes of photos and videos. I know few friends who have the database size of more than 5 GB of WhatsApp.
Google sent out the message, stating the change is due to a new agreement with WhatsApp. The transition is starting today but might take some time to come into effect for everyone. The policy will be available to all by November 12.
Not all backups will be stored, though. Google said any packages that are more than a year old will be automatically removed, meaning if you have a backup but haven’t restored it, it will get deleted. To avoid any loss of data, you should do it manually via the app settings and going to Chats from where you can control what and when is saved remotely.
WhatsApp has brought many new features for their users to enhance the way people use WhatsApp. Step to discourage Fake News was the welcome move from the company.