WhatsApp, the most popularly used messaging application for almost all platforms in fact for all the smartphone users these days. The word message has been slowly being replaced by WhatsApp and it has already declared about 1 billion active monthly users.
everyone uses WhatsApp, but everyone doesn’t know the simple tips and tricks that make us smart users of the smart messaging application. It has a lot of interesting features and the company always tries hard to make the app more updated by introducing various features like voice calling, video calling, and many more to attract more users and increase the number of active users.
Migrating phones without having to lose the chats data and all is very much possible and hassle-free as Google linking up with Facebook has provided Google Drive backup to all the WhatsApp chats. And it is even easy to enable the feature. I will let you know the process of enabling and disabling.
- Gmail account
- Latest version of WhatsApp
- Android 2.3.4 and above
Enabling the Google Drive backup:
Open the WhatsApp application on your mobile/smartphone and go to the settings. Tap the three-dot icon on the top left corner of the screen and you will be taken to the settings menu of the app.
Now open Chats, and then click on Chat Backup.
Now you will be taken to the Google Drive Settings page where you will need to set the frequency of the backup for daily, weekly, monthly or manually as you wish to have.
And you will also find the account option where you will need to select the Google account in which you want all your WhatsApp data to be backed up. Backup over option allows you to choose between your WiFi and cellular Data. If you want you videos also to be backed up, then select the include videos option.
Disabling the Google Drive Backup feature:
This backup feature is definitely a good one for the users of the WhatsApp, but Google only allows users to store up to 15GB and after that the users have to pay for more storage and in that case, if you wish to use the storage space in Google drive for other purposes, then you must have to disable this backup feature. Here is how to do it.
In order to do this one needs to head to their official Google drive page and click on the Manage Apps option. Find the WhatsApp messenger and then click on disconnect from Google Drive. That is it you are done with the disabling of the backup for your WhatsApp.