Android users Might Be Loosing Their Biggest ‘Whatsapp Advantage’

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas November 5, 2023
Updated 2023/11/26 at 6:13 AM

Beginning in December 2023, WhatsApp conversations and media backups on Android devices will be counted against users’ Google account cloud storage, thereby terminating the prior benefit of free storage for Android smartphone users.  This includes the 15GB of free storage that comes with every Google account. Android users will no longer get unlimited space for their WhatsApp chats & media. Throughout the first half of 2024, this modification will be gradually rolled out to all WhatsApp Android users. To resume backups, users will need to free up space in their Google account.

Some advantages of WhatsApp that are much loved by users include:

  • Private and secure messages
  • Group chats
  • Status updates
  • Automatic storage of media, links & files
  • Channel updates
  • Seamless & high-quality voice calls and video calls
  • Broadcast
  • Announcement channels

And so much more.

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Google provides 15GB of free storage with every Google account, which is triple what Apple provides with iCloud. Users who have reached their storage limit will need to clear up space in order to continue backups. To assist with the transition, Google intends to provide limited, one-time Google One incentives.

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Android smartphone users have been set to lose one of their biggest ‘Whatsapp Advantages’ Google and Whatsapp have announced a change where Whatsapp chat and media backups on Android devices will be countered towards users’ Google account cloud storage limit from December of this year,” said a Google statement. 


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