WhatsApp and Google are soon eliminating the unlimited storage quota for chat backups. Currently, you can back up as much data as you want on WhatsApp, but soon the company will limit it to 15GB. This information about the update comes from the Wabetainfo website, which keeps an eye on WhatsApp development. The company has started alerting users about this change in-app and has updated information on the WhatsApp Help Center.
This change will affect users who have more than 15GB of data, especially those who regularly back up media, messages, etc. To avoid this, you can consider subscribing to Google One. The company provides 100GB of storage for $1.99. If you want to create space in your Google account without spending money, you’ll need to delete unnecessary files.
Here are some ways to reduce data size:
- Enable Disappearing Messages on WhatsApp: This feature helps in controlling the backup size as messages disappear after a certain period.
- Review and clean up your WhatsApp messages and media regularly.
- Adjust Media Auto-Download settings on WhatsApp: Changing these settings can also help control the backup size.
Additionally, Meta has introduced a new feature for WhatsApp users, allowing them to have live conversations in groups of up to 128 members. This feature, which was in testing on the beta version, is now being rolled out for WhatsApp users.