How to Back Up WhatsApp Messages, Photos And Videos To Google Drive

Whatsapp for sometime had been testing the update to Android app, on allowing you to back up the WhatsApp Messages, Photos And Videos to the Google Drive.

Scott Johnston, Director of Product Management has
now officially announced the Backup feature. , “Starting today, WhatsApp for Android lets you create a private backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Drive. And once you do, you can restore everything on a new device with just a couple taps,” he wrote on his blogpost.

He further added, “The new backup feature is rolling out over the next few months, so keep an eye on your WhatsApp settings to see if it’s available.”

The earlier reports informed that the WhatsApp backup feature will arrive with the later version 2.12.45 for Android. It also could be downloaded from the company’s official website.

How to Back Up WhatsApp Messages, Photos And Videos To Google Drive

Connect to your Gmail account linked with Google Drive to your WhatsApp account. Choose the option to take a backup to Google Drive in the chat ‘Settings’ tab in the New update.

With the online conversation backup, the WhatsApp chats can be displayed in the Google Drive, after you take up the backup while being connected, and this can be speedy process comparatively to the offline conversation backup feature. The backup conversation feature can be oft-requested feature on WhatsApp.

The backup feature is rolling out in few weeks, and so keep watching your WhatsApp settings to see if it’s available on your device.

WhatsApp has also recently launched the Material Design for Android Smartphones, which is available as APK file currently. The design brings in a refined look with a new colour scheme with a deep green title bar, which blends aptly to three tabs for calls, chats and contacts. The new chat window is made available by the company in the attachment option pop-up, which comes up with the new icons to record voice messages. Few changes have been made to the media selection screen, and you will notice a cleaner layout and a larger cover image in the group chats.

CEO Jan Koum has recently announced that the WhatsApp has reached 800 million monthly active users.

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