WhatsApp to delete all data not updated via Google Drive


HIGHLIGHTS

  • To create a WhatsApp backup on Google Drive, you should have a Google Drive activated on your phone
  • Your WhatsApp data is no more counted against your Google Drive storage limit.
  • Users who have not who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Google Drive before Nov 12 will lose all their chat histories

WhatsApp is undergoing some big changes. The popular Facebook owned-chat company joined hands with Google in August and announced that it would delete all the old chats and data that have not been refreshed before November 12. The company has confirmed its prior announcement that users who have not who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Google Drive before November 12 will lose all their chat histories.

WhatsApp in August had announced that the backups that have not been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage. It recommended users to manually backup the WhatsApp data before November 12, 2018, to avoid loss of any data.

WhatsApp allows you to backup all your chats and media to Google Drive so that all your data can be easily transferred to a new device if you change your phone or buy a new one.

To create a WhatsApp backup on Google Drive, you should have a Google Drive activated on your phone, Google Play services installed on your phone and have enough free space enough free space on your phone to create the backup. To create the backup, go to Menu icon > Settings > Chats > Chat backup> Back up to Google Drive> select a backup frequency other than Never> select a Google account that you will back up your chat history to. Now simply follow the instructions to backup your data.

To manually back up your chats to Google Drive , go to Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup. Tap BACK UP to begin your Google Drive backup.

WhatsApp and Google together are making some important changes across both the platforms. The companies have announced to no longer count WhatsApp backups against Google Drive storage limit. This is a good news as you no more have to worry about the Google Drive storage quota.

Say you have a Google Drive storage quota of 100GB only. You do not have to worry about your WhatsApp data consuming space on the drive. Google Drive allows you to save all your WhatsApp chats and photos on the Drive without eating your drive storage. Basically your WhatsApp data is no more counted against your Google Drive storage limit.

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