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WhatsApp is testing a limited backup plan for users, as Google Drive may change its cloud storage game plan

WhatsApp is one of the best communication apps that are available in the market. The company has been providing its services to the world since 2009. They were once crowned as the best communication app to ever exist. The app was then bought by Facebook which is now known as “Meta”.

WhatsApp provides its users with a vast variety of features to choose from. Users can text, call or even video call with their friends and family which is really great if you live far from each other. It provides free services to everyone and requires nothing but a smartphone and a stable internet connection.

We all know that the company has been trying to come up with new features and updates so that they can improve their user engagements. Recently we saw that they were planning to bring out pencils which would enable users to draw on their pictures and videos. Apart from that, the company was even trying out some changes in its GUI which would give the app a new and cool look.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, Google is planning to come up with some new features for WhatsApp which include plans for its backup as well. A few years ago, there was a contract signed by both Google and WhatsApp which stated that there would be no limit for users as far as their backup space is concerned. They can use as much storage as they can, which would not be counted on their Google Drive accounts quota.

But WABetaInfo said in a blog post that the company is planning to come up with a new plan for WhatsApp where users won’t have the liberty of unlimited backup space. Instead, they will be provided with a free backup plan which would limit users to a certain space.


Apart from that, they will also be able to select which messages and media they want to back up on their Google Drive so that they only store the data which is important for them. This way, they will be able to save up some space for future backups as well.

A few changes that we might see when this update comes out are:

• Notifications when the Drive is about to overflow

• When its limit is reached

• Option for selecting relevant messages

There is no news about how much space they are going to offer in this new backup plan, but we hope that they at least offer us half of what they do in Google Drive.

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