No doubt, backing up Google Drive on WhatsApp is a very useful feature. Besides, this makes it very easy to switch to a new smartphone without having to manually copy everything. As it allows you to save years of chat history with just one tap. But in future you may have a certain limit to backups. Moreover, you may have to be above that certain limit.
Because, unfortunately, as WABetaInfo points out, WhatsApp will soon need to limit these backups. As it is the tech blog found unfortunate information while looking at the source code for the latest beta version of WhatApp. You’ll see the code string (“Change Google Drive Backup”), followed by a notification warning you of backup restrictions. (“Google Drive is almost full”). WhatsApp will notify you when your backup limit is reached (“Google Drive limit reached”). There is no official information about this backup limit, but previous leaks have shown that it may be limited to 2GB.
With a few gigabytes of data, this is terrible news for all of us. This report is probably true, as Google has also capped cloud storage for other services. Google Photos recently imposed restrictions on cloud backups, and WhatsApp users soon seem to suffer the same fate. Google may charge for large backups, just like Google Photos.
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So, if you wish to save years on WhatsApp chat history, be prepared to spend some money on your Google One subscription.