Google may have some bad news for WhatsApp users

WhatsApp chat backups on Google Drive is one of the easiest and simplest ways to switch from one device to another without losing important messages and photos/videos. At present, WhatsApp backups do not count against your Google Drive storage quota. But this may change soon.

Google may stop offering unlimited storage for WhatsApp backups. WhatsApp backups on Google Drive will count as storage quota again. WhatsApp users could be asked to switch to a limited plan- 2000 MB per user. With the new feature, the social messaging app is planning to offer some options to its users to manage the backup size.

WhatsApp backups were a part of Google Drive storage quota initially. But it changed in 2018 when the Facebook-owned platform partnered with Google to offer WhatsApp backups on Google Drive independent of the storage quota.

WhatsApp backups are tied to the phone number and Google account they were created on. It must be noted that WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year are automatically removed from Google Drive.