WhatsApp testing new option to manage chat backups.
According to various news reports, WhatsApp has been spotted currently working on a new feature that allows users to manage their chat backup size and can choose the contents to back up.
This update will come as a boon for users who were actively waiting for a feature that allowed them to minimize the backup size by excluding some of the contents in the backup.
Now, soon WhatsApp users will have more control over the backup as users can exclude specific contents like photos and documents from their cloud backup. Initially, this feature could be rolled out to just Android users and the WhatsApp backup may only work with Google Drive.
Besides working on the new backup size management, WhatsApp is also working on a feature named Community that could enhance the group conversation experience.
However, the backup size management and the Community feature are yet to be introduced for beta testing.
WABetaInfo first reported that the new feature termed Manage Backup Size allows Android users to exclude some specific media from getting backed up on Google Drive. Media such as Audio, Video, Documents, and Photos can be excluded from cloud backup
WABetaInfo is an independent portal that posts updates and news regarding WhatsApp.
While we talk about the backup, at present users can just the wireless medium for backup ie: backups only over the WiFi.
Now, with the Manage Backup Size WhatsApp feature, users will have better controllability over the backup and can minimize the size of the backup drastically as images and videos could be excluded.
Now with this feature rolled out in the future, Google may revise the agreement and count the WhatsApp cloud backup into the drive storage space.
Earlier Google used to offer unlimited storage for WhatsApp backups however, it may change its plan to 2000 MB space per user.
WABetaInfo said that the new plan hasn’t been announced and may change in the forthcoming weeks.
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