WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app around the world including Pakistan and its Android users rely on Google Drive for their data backup.
Right now there is no Google Drive storage limit for WhatsApp backup data but now users have to get ready for a big blow.
Yes indeed a great convenience for Android users of WhatsApp is about to end.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, in the near future WhatsApp Android users’ backup data will become part of the 15 GB Google Drive storage limit.
Note that WhatsApp chat history is not considered part of the storage limit in Google Drive right now.
Google accounts come with 15 GB of free cloud storage that can be used for Gmail, Drive, Photos, etc.
According to the report, WhatsApp data of WhatsApp beta users will start occupying space in Google storage from December.
General users will experience this change sometime in 2024.
Backup of WhatsApp data is helpful when you change your phone and is easy to access through Google Drive.
When Google’s free storage capacity for WhatsApp data is exhausted, then users will be directed to opt for Google One (1) subscription plan.
Google also confirmed the report saying that it will apply to users who are using free storage accounts.
According to the company, accounts with Workspace subscriptions will not be affected by this change.
Google has also made a similar change for its popular app Photos, which previously offered free unlimited storage to users, but later limited it to 15 GB of storage.