Tuesday, 21 August 2018

WhatsApp soon to delete all your chat, photos and videos – How to backup

WhatsApp uses Google Drive – a popular cloud storage service that allows storage of 15GB for all by default – to backup messages, photos, and videos.

The WhatsApp content backed
up on Google Drive allows the users to restore it again as and when needed. However, these backups eat up the Google Drive storage space allocated to the user.

As the new agreement between WhatsApp and Google will no longer count your WhatsApp backups against the Google Drive storage quota. In other words, there will be no restrictions for uploading WhatsApp backups on Google Drive. The backed-up data on Google Drive will include messages, photos, videos, documents and even GIFs.

Media and messages that you back up would not be protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive. The new agreement is said to come into effect from November 12, 2018, and is applicable only to Android users. For iPhone users, their WhatsApp data is backed up on iCloud.

Having said this, it is important to note that Google will automatically delete all the WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than a year.

Google suggests that users should back-up their WhatsApp accounts manually before November 12, 2018, to avoid loss of any backups. 

Manually backup WhatsApp data :-
  • Ensure that you have Google Drive setup on your phone.
  • Go to WhatsApp, then go to Menu (3 dots on right top) > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Select Back Up and you will automatically see everything getting backed up to Google Drive.
  • Before you get started, ensure that you are connected to Wi-Fi, as WhatsApp can be large and may use too much internet data.


For more information on the new WhatsApp update, you check out the F&Q here.

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4 comments:

  1. Last year, the business news site Quartz found that Google was tracking Android users by collecting the addresses of nearby cellphone towers even if all location services were off. Google changed the practice and insisted it never recorded the data anyway.
    Critics say Google's insistence on tracking its users' locations stems from its drive to boost advertising revenue.
    "They build advertising information out of data," said Peter Lenz, the senior geospatial analyst at Dstillery, a rival advertising technology company. "More data for them presumably means more profit." when this is the case against GOOGLE, WhatsApp simply selling us, our details to google? So far people prefer WhatsApp for its security and the chat data can not be seen by the intended party and it is encrypted (to change electronic information or signals into a secret code (= system of letters, numbers, or symbols) that people cannot understand or use on normal equipment:)Now that is sacrificed when google is going to keep the data in its cloud.

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  2. I did not know that WhatsApp was going to delete all the information! Thanks for the warning! I solve many of the working questions with WhatsApp. By the way, recently I found a very cool app for businessmen https://snoopza.com . With its help you can find out the location of your employees any time you want and you need. This app allows you to monitor the productivity of your employees. Good luck!

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