Back up your WhatsApp data now, or it will be deleted

Back up your WhatsApp data now, or it will be deleted
If you're a WhatsApp user on Android, then you may have heard the good news – Google and Facebook have teamed up to offer WhatsApp users free, unlimited backups on Google Drive. However, there's also bad news. Or at least, there would be if you don't act quickly.

Up until now, WhatsApp users had a limited backup storage quota, but starting November 12 that will no longer be the case. What's nice is that whatever you back up to Drive from that point on, including messages, images, and videos sent on WhatsApp, won't take up any of your precious cloud storage.

However, all WhatsApp backups that haven't been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage come November 12. These include text messages, images, and videos. If there's stuff that you want to hold on to, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup.

WhatsApp users on iOS won't be affected by this change, as Facebook already has a deal with Apple that sees everything backed up to iCloud.

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6 Comments

1. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

My note 5 is displaying purple color on display screen. Really disappointed at samsung. Phone didn’t even last 3 years. Planned obsolescence imo If anyone disagrees kindly reply with a solution cos google isn’t helping much

2. peace247 unregistered

really here? even of u are a genuine case ... I won't believe u....troll.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1345; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Buy a new phone or look for help elsewhere. You've come to the right place if you need help backing up your WhatsApp account!

4. matistight

Posts: 1014; Member since: May 13, 2009

You broke it. Good job. Nothing to do with planned obsolescence, has to do with you being mean to your phone. Also it is a Samsung phone, not a Google one. Google isn't going to even think about helping you, and neither will Samsung with your physically damaged out of warranty phone.

6. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Oh so i broke it and I didn’t know that, so i decided to talk about faulty Samsung phones? Maybe you punks are suffering from low IQ, but let me be clear: i didn’t break it. This has more to do with substandard quality of samsung made component not allowing the phone function properly for at least 3 years. I did use Samsung phones in the past including note 2 s4 note 4 s6 edge plus, sadly none of these phones were kept for more than a year. Hence i never got the chance to witness how faults start to pop up once you keep using the phone for longer time, years etc

5. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Looks like my planned obsolescence theory actually hit quite a few nerves here

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