Free WhatsApp backup limited plan coming, but Google step may well shock you
Google is set to roll out a plan for WhatsApp backups, informs WABetaInfo. Free portion will be there, but not enough.
WhatsApp users must be aware of backups they need to do on Google drive in order to avoid losing any data like chat history, images, videos, among others. Backups are necessary as otherwise you will run out of space on your phone. Android users can take WhatsApp backups over their Google account. As per the latest update, Google is planning to launch a limited plan! Yes, according to WABetaInfo, "Google is planning to stop offering the unlimited plan to store our WhatsApp backups." In fact, Google may well offer a limited plan for WhatsApp backups. Taking to its Twitter handle WABetaInfo said, "Google will offer a limited plan for WhatsApp backups! WhatsApp backups will count against your Google Drive storage quota again, but Google is planning to offer a free limited plan in the future," it tweeted.
"If you use WhatsApp on Android, you already know that your backups don't count against your Google Drive storage quota after an agreement between WhatsApp and Google some years ago. This is a very good advantage for Android users since Apple doesn't offer an unlimited plan to store backups on iCloud, but something is going to change in the future," WABetaInfo said in a report.
A new feature has been spotted under development that allows managing your WhatsApp chats when backing up on Google Drive. You will be able to exclude certain message types from the backup, so that you can save some space on Google Drive.
Google will offer a limited plan for WhatsApp backups!— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 29, 2022
WhatsApp backups will count against your Google Drive storage quota again, but Google is planning to offer a free limited plan in the future.https://t.co/6MmLXYFGzC
But as WhatsApp backups no longer count against Google Drive storage quota, you must be wondering why WhatsApp was planning to release a similar feature? Well the answer may not be music to your ears. In fact, it can be a shocker- it may be that Google is planning to stop offering unlimited plan to store WhatsApp backups, according to WABetaInfo.
It further explained that in particular Google is planning to introduce changes for backups, notifications about when the Drive is almost full, when the limit is reached and information about when the changes take effect. It can be known that there is no information regarding the new storage plan yet.