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WhatsApp Is Introducing Limited Storage Quota For Backups

HIGHLIGHTS
  • WhatsApp is rolling out a new beta update for Android users.
  • The brand is introducing a limited storage quota for backups on Google Drive.
  • The update has arrived with its own identification build number v2.23.26.7.

WhatsApp is testing a new feature named ‘limited storage quota for WhatsApp backups’ for Android users. Now, for testing this new feature, WhatsApp has rolled out this feature as a new beta update.

With this update, the brand is introducing a limited storage quota for backups on Google Drive. However, for now, this feature is available for some of the lucky beta testers, and soon, the company will make it available to all users. 

The update has arrived with its own identification build number v2.23.26.7. Interested users can easily identify the update by this version number and can get it from the Google Play Beta Program.  

This latest beta update informs some of the beta testers that their backup will start using their Google storage in the upcoming months.

The in-application banner will be delivered as a proactive measure to confirm that WhatsApp users are well-informed and prepared for the impending adjustments to the storage policy. 

This notification will offer an understandable and concise message regarding the forthcoming cessation of unlimited storage quota for backups on Google Drive. To deliver a smooth and seamless transition, the company is advised to optimise their data storage.

This includes reviewing and cleaning up all the backups, adjusting auto-download settings, unwanted archived chats, deleting old ones, and many more. 

By this update, the users will get the ability to back up their chat history at no extra cost as long as they have available storage within the 15GB free cloud storage that is included alongside their Google Account or any additional purchased storage, for instance, through Google One. 

In this scenario, if the users reach the storage limit, they must have to delete useless data or subscribe to Google One, which starts at $1.99 per month for 100GB. 

As mentioned above, for now, the update is in the developing stage, and soon, it will be available for all Android users. 

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Jurin Charnvirakul

Jurin Charnvirakul has been a part-time editor at RM Update since 2020, and full-time since 2021. Now, focus your articles on buying guides, tutorials, offer recommendations and product analysis. Graduated in Journalism Communication.

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