Madrid, Nov 13 The world's most popular freeware instant messaging app confirmed its prior announcement that, as of Monday, any users who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Google Drive will lose their chat histories.WhatsApp, which is owned by tech giant Facebook, had reached an agreement with Google last August to store user content on the Google Drive cloud storage service without said data affecting the user's maximum memory limit, Efe reported.Furthermore, WhatsApp warned that any backups that hadn't been updated in over a year would also be automatically removed from the Google Drive storage.This will also allow users to easily reload their data on different or new Android smartphones.Android users can update their copy and configure its update frequency as long as they have a personal account on Google.Earlier this year, WhatsApp's CEO and co-founder, Jan Koum, announced he was leaving Facebook
How to manually backup the chats
To backup of the chat manually, the user needs can open their WhatsApp>Click on the three dots on right top corner> click on settings>Click on Chats>Chat Back Up. Here users will get an option to select the daily backup frequency, set their Gmail account for backup, mode of backup which is either on mobile data or Wi-Fi. You can also include video in this backup but that will require more data and good speed. So the best option to include videos in the backup will be Wi-Fi.
Currently, the users will get 15GB limit in Google Drive which can be upgraded to 100GB or 1TB for Rs 130 or Rs 650 respectively.