It was at the end of August good news and bad news for users of the world's most popular messaging service, WhatsApp The Facebook application, now owned by Facebook, announced that it would offer free storage for archived conversations.
However, this offer comes from a partnership with Google. Therefore, conversations will need to be archived in the Google Drive service. The only drawback of this partnership is that Google cannot offer the same kind of encryption.
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Still, we were pleased that we saw the implementation of this new feature being quite simple. To perform the backup from your conversations to Google Drive, you'll just take a few steps.
On your Android, access the WhatsApp application and follow these steps: "Definitions", "Conversations" and "Backup". Then you'll immediately see the option to back up your conversations to Google Drive.
In 9 days WhatsApp will delete your inactive conversations not in Google Drive
Since WhatsApp has warned users of its plans for a long time, we thought it would be good to remind you again. If in the meantime you forget to back up your conversations, you only have 9 days left to do so.
Remember that if you have sensitive information in your messages, anything stored in Google Drive will not have the same encryption as WhatsApp. Still, they will be encrypted with the technology of the Mountain View company.
For Apple device users, they will not be affected by these measures. As well as not having Google Drive as a backup option, they now have a partnership between the messaging app and the iCloud service.
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