WhatsApp Working On A Feature To Allow Users Better Manage Their Cloud Storage – Mashable India

Facebook's instant messaging platform WhatsApp is reported to be working on a new feature that'll allow its user to manage the chat backups on the cloud (Google Drive or iCloud). To be more specific, the new feature will allow WhatsApp users to manage the chat backups by eliminating unnecessary contents (like photos and documents) from their cloud backup.

According to the WABetaInfo report, the feature which is currently in the testing stage will initially be available to Android users only, which will allow them to select the content on their cloud. After offering end-to-end encrypted backups, the newly released version (WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.21.7) will soon allow its users to manage the backup size. Termed as 'Manage backup size', the feature will allow WA users to manage the cloud backup by excluding specific media (like photos and videos) from being included in the next backup. While no specific release date has been announced yet, the WA team is expected to roll out the feature soon.

But what's the main reason behind this update? While the WhatsApp backups didn't count on your Google Drive, the report also suggested that Google may soon stop offering unlimited storage for WhatsApp backups. While no party has yet made any official announcement, Google may limit the storage space to 2000 MB per user, but even WABetaInfo has termed this to be a rumour yet.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp had rolled out a new end-to-end encrypted chat backup feature for iOS and Android users to raise the level of security currently offered on message backups. While the additional layer of privacy and security improves data security, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "WhatsApp is the first global messaging service at this scale to offer end-to-end encrypted messaging and backups."

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