WhatsApp Backups Won’t Eat Into Your Google Drive Storage Anymore

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Social with 9 Comments

If you are an active WhatsApp user, chances are you have backups that are at least 80MB big. WhatsApp obviously doesn’t store messages on its servers, so users need to store the backups of their chats on Google Drive or iCloud on iOS. On Android, WhatsApp users can store these backups on Google Drive, so they can recover their messages when they move from one device to another.

WhatsApp is making a big change to these backups for Android users. For those who store their WhatsApp backups on Google Drive, these backups will no longer eat into their Google Drive storage from November 12. The company teamed up with Google to let users store backups without having to waste their Drive storage, but it will automatically remove old backups that haven’t been removed in the last year.

The change will be welcome to many WhatsApp users, as backing up chats and its contents (video and music) can take up gigabytes of space. If you are on iOS, you are obviously out of luck — at least for now, unless WhatsApp decides to go into an agreement with Apple for iCloud, too.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “WhatsApp Backups Won’t Eat Into Your Google Drive Storage Anymore”

  1. m_p_w_84

    This should not be presented as a feature to benefit users. As usual this benefits Facebook, I will never allow unfettered access to my messages

  2. Gavin Groom

    Nice, but I'll keep using Telegram.

  3. waethorn

    Why charge for storage when Google can "monetize" it?

  4. VancouverNinja

    Skype is about to launch integrated text message for phones. May very well be a good option instead.

  5. Bats

    I'm surprised that these two tech companies are getting in bed with each other. After all, WhatsApp is really Facebook, aren't they?

  6. nageshroy

    Both WhatsApp and Facebook are from same owner and that's the reason why we all see facebook friend suggestions on facebook app if we have that number on our whatsapp; seems everything is getting linked up automatically. But FMWhatsApp is not like that, it's one of the best whatsapp mods out there which serve all it's features for free and they all are really genuine and works pretty fine as well.

  7. zaheer039

    thanks for sharing such a great info hope you'll continue right a post on WhatsApp Group Join

  8. technotd

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