WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon

WhatsApp has quietly fixed a flaw you never knew existed

WhatsApp has quietly fixed a flaw you never knew existed

First spotted by users on reddit, (and pointed out via Android Police) the Google Issue Tracker entry simply points out that there's no way to manually initiate a backup to Google Drive.

It is possible to disable video backups, which saves considerable storage space, but Google says those worries will go away starting on November 12. This also means that there will be no size limit to WhatsApp backups that you can upload on Google Drive. The new name makes sense, since Google Drive storage formerly encompassed space allotted to a wide swath of Google products, such as Photos, Docs, and Gmail, as well as files actually stored in Drive.

Unlike other instant messengers, WhatsApp does not back up your chat history to their servers and you have to use a third party cloud storage provider.

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'Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota, ' the company said in an email attributed to a team member at digit.in.

To backup to Google Drive, launch WhatsApp and the tap the menu icon on the top right side of the screen. The new option, which is likely to ease the backup process especially if you instantly need to preserve your personal data, will be a part of a future Android update. On Android, it uses Google Drive and on iOS devices, your WhatsApp history is backed up to iCloud.

Our WhatsApp backup on Google Drive stands at more than 1.5 GB.

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