WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year  

WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year. WhatsApp has completely moved to Google Drive storage for data backups of users and from November 12 onwards. WhatsApp confirmed its prior announcement that, as of Monday, November 12, Android users who have not backed up their data and chats on Google Drive for over a year will lose their older backups.

Android users can easily update their copy and configure its update frequency as long as they have a personal account on Google.

WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year

WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year

WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year. WhatsApp users have started getting unlimited storage on Drive for their backups which includes chats, videos, images and more. However, users who haven’t backed up their WhatsApp data including old chats, images, and videos, might lose all their previous data. 

Applicable to users who have not backed up their data for over a year. WhatsApp Starts Deleting Google Drive Backups Not Updated in 1 Year. Android users can update their copy and configure its update frequency as long as they have a personal account on Google.

WhatsApp to delete all data not updated via Google Drive

WhatsApp earlier announced that users will now get unlimited backup storage on Google Drive and all of their WhatsApp backups won’t be deducted against the 15GB limit on Google Drive.

However, in order to completely bring this new update into operation, WhatsApp needed to delete all the backup data on its platform and move completely on Google Drive for data storage. Hence, from November 12 onwards, all those WhatsApp users, who haven’t backed up their data to Google Drive will most probably lose their data.

Users will be able to easily reload their data on different phones

WhatsApp, which is owned by tech giant Facebook, had reached an agreement with Google last August to store user content on the Google Drive cloud storage service without the backup affecting the user’s Google Drive storage quota. This will also allow users to easily reload their data on different or new Android smartphones.

This will also allow users to easily reload their data on different or new Android smartphones. Android users can update their copy and configure its update frequency as long as they have a personal account on Google.

How to check your old backups?

For those who haven’t backed up their WhatsApp data, losing these many chats, videos and images is likely to be a daunting situation for many and if you want to check whether your old chats have been deleted, follow the below steps

# Open Google Drive on your phone or desktop.

# Tap on the Menu option if you are using a phone to access Google Drive and select Desktop Version.

# Click on the Gear icon present on the top right corner of the page.

# Navigate to Settings and go to Manage Apps.

# Scroll down until you find WhatsApp in the list and if it is not there, you have lost all your WhatsApp data.

However, if you have configured your Google Drive account with the WhatsApp app and had selected the automatic backup option, then this might not be the case. You will find the WhatsApp option in this list, from where you can also delete your WhatsApp backups if you want to.

Notably

# The messages and media will take a substantial time to restore, depending on the amount of data the user had backed up. It is advised that the backup is completed using a Wi-Fi connection as the file downloads could incur heavy data charges if done over a cellular network.

# It should be pointed that even if you have configured your Google Drive account with the WhatsApp app but had selected the manual backup option, then also you might have lost your WhatsApp backups including all the old chats, videos, and pictures.

# It should be noted that WhatsApp earlier allowed users to store their backups on the platform itself or automatically upload it to their respective Google Drive account. If you have selected the automatic WhatsApp data backup option and have configured your Google Drive account with the app, then your data is safe with Google and you can start enjoying the unlimited WhatsApp backup storage on Google Drive.

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