WhatsApp has announced changes to backups, which will now be limited to Google Drive

Google Drive Stop supporting unlimited backup uploads From WhatsApp conversations, a decision that began to affect users of the Android beta version of the messaging application.

WhatsApp chats have been backed up in Google's cloud since 2018, and it can be done for Android users unlimitedly and for free.

However, Google announced in November last year that it would start phasing out the free and unlimited storage option for WhatsApp chat transcripts.

WhatsApp backups will consume some of your free Drive storage space.

This decision comes in the wake of imposing a limit on the free storage plan that Google officially announced in 2021, when it reduced the capacity to… Total 15 GB per personal accountWhich is used to save files from Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

To expand this ability it is necessary Pay for a Google One subscription. Otherwise, if the user runs out of space, they must release the necessary amount by deleting files or pay to continue saving backups for the meta-messaging platform.

Although at the moment this restriction on backups only affects those who are using the beta version of the application, as the weeks go by it will also reach all other WhatsApp users. When the time comes, a notification will be issued informing you that the changes will take effect after 30 days.

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