WhatsApp will be deleting chat history which is yet to be backed up on Google Drive. As was seen earlier they made it clear as the Company Said;
“WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage. To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend you manually back up your WhatsApp data,”
Backing up your chats on Google Drive commenced after WhatsApp reach out an agreement with Google to store chats and Other Data Google Drive. This will at least help users to save more Storage on their phones. The auto-backup feature will also allow users to easily reload their data on different or new Android smartphones.
The Only issues we are currently looking at is that WhatsApp will not offer end-to-end encryption for chats backed up to Google Drive, since the chats are now exported to Google’s servers.
How To Create a Google Drive Backup For Your WhatsApp Data
- A Google account on your phone
- Updated Google Play Services
- Free storage space to create the backup locally before uploading it to drive
Even though the privacy of WhatsApp messages may be compromised once they are backed up on Google Drive, the backup process itself is completely voluntary, and users can turn off automatic Google Drive backups by going over to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Backup to Google Drive, and then you can change the setting to ‘Never’.
NOTE: Users can update their copy and configure the update frequency as long as they have a personal google account (Gmail).
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