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…………Read More>>