Free WhatsApp backup on Google Drive

WhatsApp backup will no longer count towards Google Drive storage quota, thanks to a new agreement between the two companies.

According to a Google email, this policy will come into effect for all users on 12 November 2018, although some users may see the quota benefits earlier.

“To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that people manually back up WhatsApp before 12 November 2018,” noted the memo.

A key point to note is that any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage.

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