WhatsApp backups will stop counting toward your Google Drive storage

Good news for the more than 1 billion WhatsApp users out there: starting this November, you won’t need to sacrifice valuable Google Drive storage space to back up your messages.

Until now, any WhatsApp data that was backed up onto Google’s Drive counted toward the space you had available in the cloud. But the Facebook-owned company cut a deal with Google to make those backups completely free, even while staying inside your personal account. It’s a handy way to keep tabs on all of your messages if you lose or break a phone that you use for messaging on the regular.

WhatsApp is a little different from other texting apps that store messages on their servers: it requires users to back up their messages to another company’s cloud service to…

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