Google will now count your WhatsApp history in your allocated OneDrive storage. If you don’t have enough space on your main account, it is always possible to use a secondary account dedicated entirely to your WhatsApp chats.
The bad news has just dropped. Over the next few weeks, Google will stop storing your WhatsApp history “for free.” Understand from this that Mountain View will now calculate the space used by your WhatsApp backup on Google Drive. This change may cause problems for many users.
Because the free allocated storage space on Google Drive isn’t just used to store your documents. This is also shared with Google Photos and Gmail. Suffice it to say that 15GB of space runs the risk of becoming saturated very quickly when accounting for your WhatsApp history. Taking into account the photos, videos, and other documents sent and received in your chats, it is not uncommon for your WhatsApp backup to weigh several gigabytes.
Those who don’t want to put their hands into their wallet to expand their Google storage by subscribing to the Google One offer will have no other choice but to clean up their Drive. But this balance may quickly cause you to delete more and more data on Gmail, Google Photos, and Google Drive. Unless you use a secondary Google account dedicated entirely to WhatsApp backup. It is actually possible to configure a Google account other than the one you primarily use, to sync your WhatsApp history. Heres how to do it.
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1. Go to WhatsApp settings
Open the WhatsApp application on your Android smartphone and press the buttonOptions at the top right of the screen, then go to Settings From the application.
2. Change backup options
Now go to the menu discussions And access the menu to support discussions Displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then press Google accountand then in the pop-up window that appears, select Your secondary Google account (If it is already configured on your Android smartphone), or choose Add an account.
Once you have selected your new secondary account, press the button To maintain. If you haven’t already, be sure to configure how often you want your history to be saved. Go to the section on this Backup to Google Drivethen choose the frequency of backups.
Keep in mind that every time you configure WhatsApp on a new Android smartphone, you will need to be careful to select the designated Google account to save your history. Otherwise, you won’t find your conversations and the data they contain.
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