WhatsApp users will soon be required to manage their WhatsApp backup data or face the prospect of paying for Google Drive storage. This change has already been implemented for those who have been using the beta version of WhatsApp. Consequently, the era of free storage backups on the messaging app is coming to an end.
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Meta has announced that WhatsApp backups will start using Google Drive storage space for Android users starting 2024. They will be notified 30 days prior and can use Direct Transfer or Text-Only Backups features as alternative to manage their data. https://t.co/sfNuC2NL6n pic.twitter.com/Ava2iklYDG
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However, the chat transfer necessitates that both the old and new phones are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and does not necessitate an active internet connection. On the other hand, you have the option to acquire extra storage capacity on Google Drive by enrolling in a Google One plan.
To verify whether your WhatsApp has initiated the backup procedure on Google Drive, navigate to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Backup. If the backup of your chats on Google Drive is currently underway, you will come across the following message in the chat backup section: “Back up your chats and media to your Google Account’s storage.
You can restore them on a new phone after downloading WhatsApp. While iPhone users have long enjoyed the convenience of iCloud backup, WhatsApp is now extending this feature to Android users, enabling them to securely store their chat history on Google Drive.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder and CEO of Meta, has recently unveiled a range of fresh updates for WhatsApp Channels. These improvements encompass the introduction of polls, voice updates, the capability to share to status, and the provision of multiple admins support.
WhatsApp Chat Backups to Count Against Google Drive Storage
WhatsApp backups on Android will soon use Google Drive storage, affecting the 15GB free limit. Users can manage files without Google One 📲☁️💼
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Zuckerberg expressed his satisfaction in announcing a range of fresh functionalities for WhatsApp Channels, which are now accessible worldwide. This platform has achieved a noteworthy accomplishment by surpassing 500 million active users on a monthly basis.
The newly introduced features include voice notes, multiple administrators, and the capability to share updates on status and create polls. These enhancements prove to be beneficial as Zuckerberg seeks assistance in resolving a discussion.
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