A newly partnership between Google and WhatsApp has made an agreement that Whatsapp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quotas.
They both have decided that WhatsApp backup data stored on Google Drive will not reduce the available cloud storage to users of Google Drive.
Users will be Now Happy with Large Amount of Whatsapp Backups
Users can back up their messages, photos, and videos at least once a year otherwise WhatsApp backups will be automatically removed from Drive storage. This announcement was made by an email, which was sent out to users.
Those users who actively use Drive and back up large amounts of WhatsApp data, they will be happy with the extra storage space and soon they will be able to have access to this extra storage.
This announcement came when Google opened up the Google One cloud storage subscription. Google One is a combination of all of subscription services, such as Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail. Google offers the following subscription tiers:
- 15GB – Free for all Google accounts
- 100GB – $1.99 per month
- 200GB – $2.99 per month
- 2TB – $9.99 per month
This new policy is not in effect right now but will start on November 12, 2018. That indicates WhastApp Backups currently eating space on Google Drive will remain on the virtual space and the available quota will not reduce. For those who pay for Google One, the extra space will be made available.