WhatsApp is consistently bringing a number of updates to enhance the user experience. But, one of its latest updates will change the app forever, it’s about WhatsApp Backup. WhatsApp is known for keeping your old data including messages, videos, and photos, safe for a long period of time.

Recently WhatsApp has taken steps to prevent fake news spreading fast. Forwarding the message has been restricted to five group or contacts, forwarded message are labeled as a Forwarded message.

The recent upgrade also gave power to the admin of group to restrict users from sending the messages to the group.

However, in its latest post, the messaging app said that it has come up with a new way to store your data. Instead of backing up data on the device, it will now store it on Google Drive.

It also said that back-up won’t make use of the Google Drive storage space. All these backed-up messages, photos, and videos of the country will remain on Google Drive but they won’t count towards the storage limit of the user.

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This will not only save storage space on your phones but also on Google Drive. “Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota,” the statement from WhatsApp read.

However, on the flip side, the platform said that it will start deleting some of your old content. Any data that has not been backed up for over a year will start disappearing from Google Drive. “Furthermore, WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage,” it said.

How to backup data on WhatsApp?

To back up data, switch on your Wi-Fi first. Then open WhatsApp and go to Menu. Open settings then chat and then click on Chat back-up. If you select Back Up, everything on the phone would be automatically backed up to the Google Drive.

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