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Google may have some ‘bad’ news for WhatsApp users

WhatsApp chat backups on Google Drive is one of the easiest and simplest ways to switch from one device to another without losing important messages and photos/videos. At present, WhatsApp backups do not count against your Google Drive storage quota. But this may change soon.
According to a report by WaBetaInfo, Google may stop offering unlimited storage for WhatsApp backups. Instead, WhatsApp users could be asked to switch to a limited plan– 2000 MB per user. WaBetaInfo is the online platform that tracks WhatsApp upcoming features and updates.
WhatsApp users will be able to manage backup size
The website has spotted a new section that WhatsApp is working on. The new section will allow users to manage the backup size. Thanks to the section, users will also be able to exclude specific media to be included in the next backup. Exact reason about why WhatsApp is developing this feature is not known.
But the report says that there is a good chance WhatsApp backups on Google Drive will count as storage quota again. With the new feature, the social messaging app is planning to offer some options to its users to manage the backup size.
In case you don’t remember, WhatsApp backups were a part of Google Drive storage quota initially. But it changed in 2018 when the Facebook-owned platform partnered with Google to offer WhatsApp backups on Google Drive independent of the storage quota.
WhatsApp backups are tied to the phone number and Google account they were created on. It must be noted that WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year are automatically removed from Google Drive.



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