For all Whatsapp users out there, that uses Google Drive to backup chats, messages and other necessary document, this is good news for you. Your Whatsapp data storage is completely free.
Starting from November 2018, Facebook-owned Whatsapp extended a new deal with Google, that will automatically store users data freely. At first, WhatsApp data was backed up onto Google’s Drive, counted toward the space you had available in the cloud.
But with the new deal, any WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards Google Drive quota. Anyways, Whatsapp has over 1 billion users, but the recent update will definitely change the app out look.
Whatsapp messenger data are being stored on device cloud storage, meanwhile, iPhone users Whatsapp data are stored on iCloud. Anyways, Whatsapp backing up their data to another company’s cloud service, helps to sync chats between phones.
Meanwhile, another important news to note: any WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated for more than a year will be flushed out with the November update.
How to backup your Whatsapp data
Here is how to create a Google Drive backup, tap the three-dot menu from the top-right corner of your WhatsApp screen and then go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup. Now tap the Back up button. And you are expected to enter a Google accounts for first time users.
You are advised to back-up your device storage on a daily basis, probably, connecting to a Wi-Fi network might ease the additional charges. And also, you can set up their account to automatically back up any chats.