WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app around the world including Pakistan and its Android users rely on Google Drive for their data backup.
Currently there is no Google Drive storage limit for WhatsApp backup data, but this facility will be removed in the next few months.
Yes, a great convenience for WhatsApp Android users is coming to an end.
A blog post by Google in November revealed that WhatsApp backups for Android devices will soon use Google Account storage.
At the time, the company said that the change would first be rolled out to WhatsApp beta users in December 2023 and then gradually rolled out to all users next year.
In this regard, WhatsApp said that the new change regarding backup data limit will be applied to all users in 2024.
According to the Meta-owned messaging app, users will be informed about this 30 days in advance.
If you are using the beta version of WhatsApp, there will be a message on chat backup that Google storage will be used for backup in the next few months.
It should be noted that Google accounts come with 15 GB of free cloud storage which is used for Gmail, Drive and Photos etc.
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 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.