WhatsApp has reportedly begun dropping assist for limitless chat backups on Google Drive for customers who’ve signed as much as obtain beta updates of the favored messaging app. The platform will not provide free cloud storage for customers on Android smartphones — much like customers who entry WhatsApp on iOS. Whereas the change at the moment impacts beta testers, the Meta-owned messaging platform can be anticipated to discontinue free storage on Google Drive for all customers on Android smartphones within the coming weeks or months.
MySmartPrice experiences that WhatsApp has began to drop assist for limitless chat backups on Google Drive for beta testers on Android. The app will show a banner within the app’s settings below Chats > Chat backup informing customers that the modifications will go into impact inside 30 days. The change might be rolling out to testers in batches — Devices 360 was unable to breed the message on WhatsApp for Android after updating to the most recent beta model from the Play Retailer.
Final November, WhatsApp and Google introduced that the corporations have been discontinuing limitless chat backups through Google Drive for customers on Android. The change was imagined to roll out to beta testers in December and to all customers within the first half of 2024, based on the timeline offered by the messaging platform.
Beta testers who’re affected by the change will see a banner informing them that they’ve a month earlier than chat backups begin to depend in the direction of their Google Drive storage quota. The up to date storage coverage comes 5 years after WhatsApp and Google began to supply limitless chat backups that would not take up area on Google Drive — the corporate gives 15GB of free storage for all accounts, which is larger than Apple and Microsoft that each provide 5GB of free cloud storage.
This is not the primary transfer from Google to restrict entry to free storage on its cloud companies. In February 2022, the corporate ended assist for limitless “authentic” photograph backups for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL house owners, three years after the telephones have been launched. The corporate dropped assist for limitless and free photograph backups for all customers again in 2020, stating that it had over a billion customers on the time with over 4 trillion uploads and 28 billion weekly uploads from customers.
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