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Saving your WhatsApp discussions on Google Drive will now free and unlimited, announces the email application. Thanks to a partnership between Facebook, parent company of WhatsApp, and Google. All your backups will soon be stored online and separately. Explanations.
“As of November 12, 2018, your WhatsApp backups will no longer be counted in Google Drive’s storage quota,” says Google Drive Team.
Until now, WhatsApp users had a limited free on Google Drive.
WhatsApp Free and Unlimited Backup on Google Drive
In addition, “all WhatsApp backups that have not been updated for more than a year will automatically be removed from your Google Drive storage , “ warns the app. WhatsApp therefore advises you to manually update your backups before 12th of November 2018.
To back up your WhatsApp history on your Google Drive, it’s quite simple. You will obviously need a Google Account, Google Play services installed on your smart phone and enough internal storage to create the backup. Here’s the procedure to follow :
*Open the Android app WhatsApp (so far it is working)
*Press the “3 small dots” at the top right
*Then go to the “Settings“
*Then go to “Discussions”
Now press “Save Discussions” and finally click on “Save“
It is also possible to program an automatic backup at the frequency of your choice.
“If you decide to change your Android smart phone, you’ll be able to get all of your chat history and media out there,”says WhatsApp.
When backing up, the firm advises you to connect your smart phone to a Wi-Fi network, to avoid ruining out of data on the process.
For those of you who are actively using Drive and backing up large amounts of WhatsApp data, you will certainly appreciate the additional storage space you will soon have access to. While some users save only kilobytes of text data, others can save hundreds of megabytes or even gigabytes of photos and videos. I know of a friend who saves up to 2 gig of WhatsApp files on Google Drive.
The announcement comes as Google has opened the Google One cloud storage subscription service for more users around the world. Google One includes all Google subscription services, including Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail, and offers the following subscription levels:
15GB – Free for all Google Accounts
100 GB – $ 1.99/month
200 GB – $ 2.99/month
2 TB – $ 9.99/month
If you are paying for Google One, the extra space that will be available once WhatsApp data is no longer counted in Drive’s storage quota will not be significant. But for the majority of free level users, saving hundreds of megabytes or a few gigabytes can make a big difference. As confirmed in the email and at the beginning of this article, this agreement will take effect from November 12, 2018. So be sure to manually back up your data before this date, so you do not lose your data. . You can download the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store for a better experience.