WhatsApp users on Android will soon be able to rest easy with the knowledge that their messages have been backed up to Google’s cloud, thanks to a new integration between the two companies announced Wednesday.
People who use the popular, Facebook-owned messaging app will be able to connect it to their Google Drive accounts and use that to store a backup of all the messages, photos, voice messages and videos that they’ve sent back and forth with their friends.
Users will be able to choose to backup their data on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and can choose to exclude videos from the backup if they have too many.
Once they have a backup set up, users can then use it to restore their data on a new Android phone, or the same one they already own in the event they had to erase and restore it.
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