Google and Facebook team up to offer free, unlimited WhatsApp backups on Google Drive

Google and Facebook team up to offer free, unlimited WhatsApp backups on Google Drive
WhatsApp is formally informing all customers that due to a new agreement with Google, backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. Up until now, WhatsApp users had a limited backup storage quota but starting November 12 that will no longer be the case.

Also, all WhatsApp backups that haven't been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage, so make sure you manually back up your WhatsApp data by November 12 if you don't want to lose it.

Obviously, you'll need a Google account activated on your smartphone with Google Play services installed. Of course, you'll also need enough free space on the smartphone to create the backup. Speaking of creating a backup, here is how it's done: WhatsApp / Menu / Settings / Chats / Chat backup / Back up to Google Drive.

It's important to note that media and messages that you back up aren't protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while stored in Google Drive, so there's that.

source: WhatsApp



1. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Google backup system offer much flexibility compare to icloud.

4. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

True, I have an iPhone and had to disable Whatsapp backup due to the fact that it consumed my 5GB in an instant. That's BS.

2. hemedans

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

They can even pay you to backup your whatsapp chat to Google drive. Google is the one benefit here. Offer us Choice and not Just Gdrive, some people value their privacy.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You have choice. Use someone else

5. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This, or just backup to an SD card and be done with it.

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