Google will delete your old WhatsApp backup from Google drive on November 12, which have not been updated in a year.
Last month, WhatsApp and Google announced that WhatsApp chat and multimedia (videos, documents) backups will be free and unlimited for all users from November 12, 2018. This news means that the backups will not be considered against a user’s Google Drive space. However, it comes with a catch. If you will not updated your backup in a year then it will be deleted automatically from Google drive.
How to save your WhatsApp data from being deleted?
To retain your old chats and multimedia data, you can simply take a manual backup of your chat. To do this, the you needs to go to the head at the Chats section in Settings of WhatsApp. Navigate to the Chat Backup section and click on Backup Now button. You will need to connect WiFi to take backup of WhatsApp data or you need to change the ‘Back up over’ setting to both Wifi and Cellular. Additionally, you can set Google drive setting the to take backup periodically. Usually users don't take backup in a year so this setting will be more useful to do the same.
As Google offers us only 15GB of free data space, the decision of not considering WhatsApp backup against it is a small relief. Users can also buy 100GB space for Rs 130 per month and 1TB for Rs 650 per month.
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