Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Are you serious about a year old whatsApp chat data?

WhatsApp chats, photos and videos are no longer going to hold and pileup your google drive. Starting 12 November, your quota won’t budge due to that particular backup bucket.

The catch: if you want to save your old WhatsApp content, you better back it all up before 12 November. That’s when WhatsApp will sweep out dusty old backups that haven’t been updated in more than a year.
Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota, Google explained in an email to users.

Google will allow people to back up their chats into its servers for free, meaning that messages will be protected.

But it has a catch because any old chats that haven't been properly protected will be removed from backups at the same time.

The change will go into effect on 12 November, and all the manual backups need to be done before then.

How do I manually & automate backup messages:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  3. Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a backup frequency other than Never.
  4. Select a Google account that you’ll back up your chat history to. If you don’t have a Google account, tap Add account when prompted and enter your login credentials. WhatsApp suggests that you please do remember the Google account you’re using for the backup – you’ll need that to get back into the backup.
  5. Tap Back up over to choose the network you want to use for backup. Note that this could cost you: backing up over a cellular data network might result in additional data charges.

Then again, you can manually back up your WhatsApp account to Google Drive at any point:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  3. Tap BACK UP to begin your Google Drive backup. The process might take a while, depending on how much data you need to back up.

To get at your new backup, you’ll need to go through the same Google account that you used in the first place. If you need to install or reinstall WhatsApp on your phone, the app will prompt you to restore the backup.

For more clarifications look for the official instructions 

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