You may have to pay money for WhatsApp chat backup
App for instant messaging WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app on the planet right now. It has a global user base of more than two billion people. Although chat backup was not initially end-to-end encrypted, WhatsApp announced last year that third-party backup of chats, such as Google Drive or iCloud, would also be end-to-end encrypted. However, the chats to be backed up are end-to-end encrypted.
WhatsApp chats are typically backed up to Google Drive by Android users. For your information, your chat is end-to-end encrypted even when it is stored on Google Drive. Google has now dealt a severe blow to WhatsApp users. Let’s get the word out…
Google will no longer provide unlimited chat backup storage.
According to reports, Google will no longer provide unlimited storage in Google Drive for WhatsApp users’ chat backups. Wabetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp features, provided this information. According to the report, Google will soon discontinue the feature of unlimited chat backup storage, though neither Google nor WhatsApp have confirmed this.
Let us remind you that Gmail currently offers users a total of 15 GB of free storage, which includes drive storage. If this report is accurate, users may have to pay for storage in order to back up their WhatsApp conversations. Google Photos’ unlimited storage was also discontinued earlier this year.