WhatsApp Chat Backup: WhatsApp keeps adding new features to its platform. On this, users get the facility of backup, with the help of which all the data of the users remains safe while logging in on any other phone. Till now users were getting free space for this feature, but soon this facility may end. Let us know what is the matter.
WhatsApp is used all over the world. This is the most used instant messaging platform. There is a discussion that you will have to pay to use WhatsApp. It is not that you will have to pay money to use WhatsApp, but you may have to spend money for its backup.
Till now WhatsApp backup was being counted separately from the general storage of Google Drive. Earlier you used to get free space on Google Drive. Now a cap of 15GB has been imposed on this space. However, WhatsApp backup was not a part of this cap till now.
Will you have to pay for WhatsApp Backup?
The company is changing its policy and now WhatsApp Backup will be part of the 15GB free space of Google Drive. 15GB of free space is already becoming a problem for the users. Their photos, mails and other details are saved on it. In such a situation, keeping the backup of WhatsApp on it will fill the space even faster.
WhatsApp was releasing this update for beta users. If reports are to be believed, the company can roll it out in the first quarter of 2024. This means that you will not have to pay money to use WhatsApp but will have to spend money for its backup.
If your 15GB space is full, you will have to purchase additional space, which will come in the form of Google One plan. For this you will have to make monthly payment. Google One comes in three plans – Basic, Standard and Premium. In all these plans, users get storage on monthly charge.
How much does Google One plan cost?
In the basic plan, users get 100GB space for Rs 130. Whereas the standard plan comes for Rs 210, in which users get 200GB space, while the price of premium plan is Rs 600 monthly, in which 2TB data will be available. However, these days Google One is getting discount.
You can buy its basic plan at a monthly charge of Rs 35, standard plan at a monthly charge of Rs 50 and premium plan at a monthly charge of Rs 160. Discounts are also available on annual plans. In this way you can buy free space from Google and you will not have to worry about storage for WhatsApp Backup.