WhatsApp Update: You Can Lose Your Old WhatsApp Data From Google Drive; Here’s How You Can Prevent It
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The instant-messaging mammoth WhatsApp may reportedly delete user data with its upcoming update. The Facebook-owned company has been rolling out many updates this year, aimed to eradicate fake news and provide a safe and friendly messaging experience to the users. Last week, WhatsApp mentioned at its FAQ page that starting from November 12, 2018, WhatsApp data won’t be taking the user’s Google Drive space. WhatsApp Backups Won’t Eat Into Your Google Drive Space.

While this came as good news for cloud users, the messaging application company later warned, "WhatsApp backups that haven't been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage." Which means users who have not yet backed-up their data weekly or monthly could potentially lose all their valuable data. To prevent this from happening here are a few steps that will help you save your data. Nokia 6.1 Plus Smartphone Likely to Be Launched in India Tomorrow; Expected Price, Specifications and Features.

Step 1: Open 'Settings' through the three dot icon on the top right corner. Then select ‘Chats’.

Step 2: You will be taken to a new page. There select 'Chat Backup'. The window will show you your last backup date and time.

Step 3: If the last back date is too old one, select 'Back Up' to manually back up your data to your Google Drive storage.

Step 4: It is also recommended to change your 'Google Drive Settings'. Change your backup setting to your preference like daily, weekly or monthly and even select to include video files if need be.