Google introduced right now that it’ll cease counting your WhatsApp backups on Google Drive towards your storage quota. Customers that join a Google account obtain 15GB of free storage, nonetheless, moderately giant backups of your WhatsApp media historical past can eat up into that moderately rapidly.
Underneath this new settlement, whereas your WhatsApp backups will likely be accessible to you in your Goole Drive, they are going to now not take up any of your private area on Google Drive. Google did point out that any WhatsApp backups that haven’t been up to date in additional than a 12 months will routinely be faraway from storage.
This new coverage is predicted to into impact for all customers on November 12, 2018 although some customers may even see the quota advantages earlier. To keep away from the lack of any backups, Google recommends that individuals manually again up WhatsApp earlier than November 12, 2018.
This choice solely impacts Android customers of WhatsApp as iOS backups are storied in Apple’s iCloud account.