Your WhatsApp chat backups on Android won’t be free anymore

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  • WhatsApp chat backups on Android are currently free.
  • However, that changes in December, with chat backups counting towards your Google account storage.
  • For folks who’ve been using WhatsApp for a long time, this could be a very significant change.

If you buy a new Android phone, setting up WhatsApp on the new device is easy. Just log in, agree to move your cloud backup over to your new device, and boom: your chats, media, and everything else start downloading.

Historically, WhatsApp chat backups on Android have been free, despite that not being the case on other platforms. In December this year, though, this will finally come to an end. Per an announcement from Google today, we know that chat backups for WhatsApp will start to count against your Google account storage quota.

Author: C. Scott Brown. [Source Link (*), Android Authority]


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