WhatsApp Delete Messages not Stored in Google Drive
It will be easier to save the chats and move them, for example, to a new smartphone when the user changes their mobile.
WhatsApp announces that it will erase the contents sent by this route that do not have a backup copy stored in Drive, following the agreement signed with Google that was announced last August.
This agreement allows users to save a copy of their data using the Google Drive tool, without limitation of space and with the possibility of transferring it later between their different Android devices.
This will make it easier to store the chats and move them, for example, to a new smartphone when the user changes their mobile.
All the messages, as well as the multimedia files, that do not execute the corresponding backup through Drive, will be permanently deleted by the company, although each device can also save, if configured for it, a local copy in file format .
To not lose all those photos, audios, files and conversations, we will have to save them in Google Drive with a few simple steps. In this way we avoid that they are eliminated in an automatic way, The Independent review.
Just open the WhatsApp application and go to the three vertical points located at the top right. The settings menu will be displayed and, once there, we will only have to enter the chats section and then Backup.
There we can choose which files we want to save and how often we want to do it. The easiest thing is to tell the application to make a backup on a weekly basis, and to do so only when we have a Wi-Fi connection, so as not to spend mobile data.
The good thing about the agreement between Google and WhatsApp is that it does not matter what we want to keep, since the giant cloud storage space of Mountain View is unlimited and we will avoid losing all the conversations of the popular messaging application.