Whatsapp Chat backups Google Drive is one of the easiest and easiest ways to switch from one device to another without losing important messages and photos / videos. Currently, WhatsApp backups do not count towards yours Google Drive storage quota. But that may change soon.
According to a report by WaBetaInfo, Google may no longer offer unlimited storage space for WhatsApp backups. Instead, WhatsApp users could be asked to switch to a limited plan – 2000MB per user. WaBetaInfo is the online platform that tracks the upcoming features and updates from WhatsApp.
WhatsApp users can manage the backup size
The website discovered a new section that WhatsApp is working on. The new section allows users to manage the backup size. Thanks to the section, users can also exclude certain media to be included in the next backup. The exact reason why WhatsApp developed this feature is not known.
However, the report says there is a good chance that WhatsApp backups on Google Drive will become storage quota again. With the new feature, the social messaging app plans to offer its users some options to manage the backup size.
In case you don’t remember, WhatsApp backups were part of the Google Drive storage quota initially. That changed in 2018, however, when Facebook’s proprietary platform partnered with Google to offer WhatsApp backups to Google Drive regardless of storage quota.
WhatsApp backups are tied to the phone number and the Google account on which they were created. It should be noted that WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will be automatically removed from Google Drive.