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    How to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

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    To the amazement and pleasure of all users, WhatsApp e Google they have made an important agreement. It is finally possible to make gods backup WhatsApp su Google Drive totally free. So, if you own a smartphone with an Android operating system, you will no longer take up precious space than cloud storage. This means that you will not need to subscribe further, as the backups will no longer occupy the GB available on Drive.

    In this practical guide we will explain how to backup WhatsApp on Google Drive in a few simple steps.


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    How to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

    First of all, you need to make sure that you are using the same Google account for both backup and restore of chats. Therefore, use the account that you have also set up on Google Drive, Big G's cloud service. This way you can be sure that you have all your data perfectly synchronized with each other.

    Once this is done, you can proceed with the actual procedure.

    1. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone;
    2. Select the icon of menu, the one with the 3 dots vertically;
    3. Select the item Settings;
    4. In the new screen, select the item Chat;
    5. Select the item Backup of chats.

    Once this is done, the backup configuration screen will open. In this section, select the item Account and set the default Google account for backup. Check the option Include videos if you want to include in the backup also the videos you receive from your friends Through your voice Backup to Google DriveFurthermore, you can choose how often to perform an automatic backup (daily, weekly or monthly).

    Our advice is to make gods daily backups, so that you are always safe from any sudden problems, such as forcibly resetting the device. To make a backup now, select Back up, otherwise the application will automatically run it in background.

    If you want to know how to restore WhastApp backup on Google Drive, we recommend that you consult our guide on how to restore WhatsApp chats.


    Free backups can only be made if they are made with a certain periodicity. In fact, the agreement between WhatsApp and Google provides for the deletion of all backup data afterwards 1 year of inactivity. For this reason, we recommend that you set the automatic backup and not the manual one, so as not to forget to update the backups and keep them safe from any automatic deletion.

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