Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announced that it will automatically delete data of users if the same hasn’t been backed up on Google Drivemanually. So, if you are someone who hasn’t backed up media content along with WhatsApp chats on GoogleDrive for over an year then take note.
If you are using WhatsApp on one particular smartphone for some time and if you haven’t backed up data for over an year, then all data that hasn’t been downloaded on your mobile could get automatically deleted. Also, those you have already signed in with Google Drive account on WhatsApp to backup files and haven’t updated the backup for over year an year then WhatsApp will automatically delete the last Google Drive backup file. The deadline to manually backup on Google Drive is November 12.
“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 before November 1, 2018,” said WhatsApp in its blog post.
With WhatsApp becoming the primary multimedia chat platform for everyone, the app tends to claim its fair share of storage. Also, most people backup multimedia files like picture, video sent over WhatsApp on their Google Drive for future references. However, with the limit 15GB of free Google Drive storage space, WhatsApp backups of multimedia files tend to occupy a considerable amount of storage over the period of time.
In order to make life easier for WhatsApp users, the Facebook-owned chat platform has partnered with Google to offer to free storage for WhatsApp backup files on Google Drive. This partnership will come to effect from November 12. To get the free Google Drive WhatsApp storage it is recommended that you manually backup your WhatsApp data before November 12.