New announcement by Google and WhatsApp, after this limit you will have to pay for app chats backup
WhatsApp backups: Google and WhatsApp together have made a new announcement. Both companies have informed us about a new change regarding WhatsApp chat. According to the new update, WhatsApp chats and media backups will be counted in the storage of the Google account. When the storage is full after a limit, the user will have to go to the option to pay.
If you use WhatsApp for chatting and for your office work, then this new information may surprise you. Money can be charged very soon for WhatsApp chats backup.
Actually, Google and WhatsApp together have made a new announcement. Both companies have informed us about a new change regarding WhatsApp chat. According to the new update, WhatsApp chats and media backups will be counted in the storage of the Google account.
The impact of this decision taken with the mutual consent of both companies will be visible only to Android users for the time being. It is known that with a Google account, every user gets a free cloud storage limit of up to 15GB. After this limit, Google users need to pay.
With WhatsApp chat and file backup added to the 15GB storage with a Google account, there will be pressure on the user to free up space.
If the storage remains full then after the limit is reached, you will have to come to the option of a paid plan with Google One. For 100GB storage with Google One, a monthly fee of around Rs 165 is currently charged.
In fact, information has also been given regarding the date of implementation of the new change. WhatsApp chats and media files will start being counted in Google account storage from December this year.
This change will be applicable to beta users of WhatsApp in the initial phase. After some time the company will introduce this change for all Android users. It is believed that by the first half of next year 2024, this decision will be implemented on all Android users.
It is known that due to this, WhatsApp backup was counted along with the storage of Google Drive. However, this stopped happening after the year 2018.
The company will showcase a banner in chat backup (WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat backup) 30 days before implementing such changes for WhatsApp users.