WhatsApp backups on Android will quickly begin counting towards your Google Account storage restrict. The replace will begin rolling out for WhatsApp Beta customers beginning December 2023 and can then be step by step rolled out to all WhatsApp customers on Android beginning early subsequent yr.
This implies your free 15GB storage that features Gmail, Drive and Pictures (should you opt-in for backup) will now additionally embrace WhatsApp chat backups. In consequence, you may be required to buy Google's cloud storage answer as a result of 15GB is more likely to be not sufficient.
Google says, "Going ahead, WhatsApp backup expertise on Android shall be in keeping with the way it works on different platforms, with the additional benefit of Google's 15 GB of storage out there at no cost."
WhatsApp backups on Android will solely work you probably have out there storage inside your Google Account. In case you hit the storage restrict, you'll have to liberate house to renew backups by eradicating gadgets you do not want. WhatsApp gained't backup your chats if there's no storage out there in your Google Account.
This can certainly trigger inconvenience to WhatsApp customers. However Google has storage administration instruments that may aid you in eradicating giant information or pictures. The 2 corporations are working collectively on this and Google says that it's going to quickly present eligible customers restricted, one-time Google One promotions to make the transition simpler.
However should you go for it, you should word that it'll be a month-to-month/yearly (relying on the plan) spend in the long run which you could't choose out of simply.
WhatsApp will let you understand 30 days earlier than this modification occurs with a banner within the chat app while you go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup. Those that have Google Workspace subscription via work or college won't be impacted by this modification, for now.