How to save WhatsApp Backup to Google Drive manually?

How to save WhatsApp Backup to Google Drive manually

There is no doubt that WhatsApp is one of the most popular and widely used messaging apps in the world. With more than 1.5 billion active users, the WhatsApp stands unique among other messaging apps in the market. Did you know that the WhatsApp comes with an important feature that will let you save the conversations in the cloud, so that you will be able to get them back on your newer devices or when you install the app once again?

Recently, the company has announced that the chats will be deleted automatically if the users do not back up the stored data to Google Drive. So, here in this post, we are going to guide you on how you can save the WhatsApp data manually to Google Drive.

How to save WhatsApp Backup to Google Drive manually

Please note that the method which is going to be shared here works only for the Android devices as the WhatsApp messages on iOS devices are saved to iCloud and not the Google Drive.

Follow the steps mentioned below to backup WhatsApp data manually to Google Drive:

  • Launch WhatsApp and go to Settings > Chats and tap on the three dots which is situated at the top-right of the screen.
  • Select Chat Backup menu and choose any other option than “Never” in the pop-up screen.
  • Choose the Google account you want to use for the backup from the “Account” option. You will be able to choose either an existing account or a new account.
  • That’s it. If you have chosen ‘Only When I tap Back Up’ option, then you will have to go to the Chat Backup menu and tap on BackUp every time to back up the messages.

One of the best things about backing up your WhatsApp data to Google Drive storage is that it will not depend on your overall Google Storage plan.

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More than 15 years of experience in web development projects in countries such as US, UK and India. Blogger by passion and SEO expert by profession.

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