Facebook-owned popular messaging service, WhatsApp has partnered with Google to provide WhatsApp user with free Google Drive storage for WhatsApp backups. From 12th November 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards Google Drive storage quota.
Currently if you backup your WhatsApp data on Google Drive it will take space from your total free storage. This is great as the backups can get really heavy depending upon your usage. WhatsApp recommends you to use WiFi for backing u your data as the backup file can get heavy and that may cause additional data charges.
Another important thing to note here is that backups stored on your Google Drive are not end-to-end encrypted. As soon as you restore a backup on WhatsApp, the data is protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption. Also, WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than a year will be automatically removed from the Google cloud storage.
So we recommend you to back up your data before 12th November 2018. To backup your WhatsApp data go to Settings > Chats > Chats Backup and tap back up to Google Drive. You can also set automatic backups that will automatically backup your data to Google Drive or your local storage daily, week, or monthly.
This is a great news for more than 1 billion active WhatsApp users as people change smartphones frequently and having backups of their WhatsApp data will help them migrate easily. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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