Recently, the Facebook-owned company WhatsApp has made an announcement that they have partnered with Google and a new policy will get effective from 12th November 2018. It has been stated that those who have not updated their WhatsApp backup will get automatically deleted from the Google storage. Start your backup for your chat from now onwards if you don’t want to lose any of your data. However, it has also been said that the free Google Drive plan which comes with 15GB space that you have been using to store your backup files will not be affected and you will be able to back up your WhatsApp data separately.
Here’s how to create a WhatsApp chat backup for the Google Drive:
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By now everyone will start to back up their WhatsApp media and chats, if you don’t know how to do it, then follow these simple steps:
- Open your WhatsApp application
- Click on the Menu tab
- Now click on settings
- Select chat
- Click on Chat backup
After that simply select “Back up to Google Drive”. Here you have to select the frequency, avoid choosing never.
Remember you Google account login details, because you will need them here. The best thing to do here is to select the Google account which is linked to your Android device.
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Here’s how to delete the previous backup from Google drive:
Open your Google Drive either on your desktop or your laptop and in case you don’t have any then you can select the desktop version of your Google account on your mobile or tab as well.
You will see a cogwheel icon on the top and on the right-hand side corner, take your cursor there and select settings. Now, click Manage settings.
Scroll down and check for WhatsApp. Note: This may take some time. So, don’t lose patience.
Once you locate WhatsApp, just click on Options and then select Delete hidden app data.
Click delete to completely erase WhatsApp backup.