WhatsApp will support backing up of conversations & media to Google Drive

thetechfreak

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Source: Google Drive Blog: Keep your memories safe with WhatsApp and Google Drive

Whether it’s recounting a story, watching a video, or enjoying photos with family and friends, our memories help us reconnect with what’s really important. And every month, nearly a billion people use WhatsApp to do just that.

Of course: you don’t want your memories stuck on your phone. (What if something happens?!) So starting today, WhatsApp for Android lets you create a private backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Drive. And once you do, you can restore everything on a new device with just a couple taps.

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The new backup feature is rolling out over the next few months, so keep an eye on your WhatsApp settings to see if it’s available. In the meantime, please visit our Help Center if you have questions about today’s update. And check out our developer site if you’d like to integrate your app with Google Drive.
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
Staff member
Admin
I am glad to finally know that WhatsApp realised something could happen to our phones thereby rendering the WhatsApp history deleted or corrupt.
Wish this feature come to Windows phones too, although that wouldn't help the poor Lumia 520 that my dad has gotten sick of, due to instability of WhatsApp on the phone.
 

ashs1

Padawan
Fantastic..no more hassles with copying the folders here and there..straight to drive..nice!!
 

swatkats

The TroubleShooter!
Reason behind not choosing Dropbox could be DB got compromised twice.. last year and before.
 

Flash

Lost in speed
That's why I was expecting Dropbox backup first, but I guess biggies are joining hands to thwart smaller ones.

Reason behind not choosing Dropbox could be DB got compromised twice.. last year and before.
If i'm right, FB already has its own cloud storage which it uses for storing FB contents. Why not save it there?
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
This news is useless as long as they dont support multiple logins,proper optimised Whatsapp clients on all platforms instead of half baked ones everywhere AND cross platform backups
and people still feel Whatsapp is superior to BBM(We are only forced to use whatsapp because very few use other messengers these days)
BBM may have been late to adapt to cross platform but it is certainly a better experience except for the lack of users these days
 

tkin

Back to school!!
This news is useless as long as they dont support multiple logins,proper optimised Whatsapp clients on all platforms instead of half baked ones everywhere AND cross platform backups
and people still feel Whatsapp is superior to BBM(We are only forced to use whatsapp because very few use other messengers these days)
BBM may have been late to adapt to cross platform but it is certainly a better experience except for the lack of users these days
One step at a time ;)
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
Staff member
Admin
This news is useless as long as they dont support multiple logins,proper optimised Whatsapp clients on all platforms instead of half baked ones everywhere AND cross platform backups
and people still feel Whatsapp is superior to BBM(We are only forced to use whatsapp because very few use other messengers these days)
BBM may have been late to adapt to cross platform but it is certainly a better experience except for the lack of users these days
THIS!
A cross platform please. Else shutdown and let telegram win.
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
Re: WhatsApp will support backing up of conversations & media to Google Drive

THIS!
A cross platform please. Else shutdown and let telegram win.

yeah totally forgot to mention telegram too !!
Telegram and BBM are by far the best messengers yet !!
except for no of users sadly

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One step at a time ;)

thats whats being said for years :D
Ive been using it since the early betas during the symbian days
was promising then and till it went cross platform but it suddenly stagnated and has fairly inconsistent performance and updates of late
hopefully theyll be forced to release a decent update for all platforms now since all 4 major platforms have gotten their major updates this month
 
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