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Koraci za sprečavanje WhatsApp-a da zauzme prostor na Google Drive-u

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WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, is introducing changes that may cause dissatisfaction among Android users. When backing up chats, Android users will now have to sacrifice free space on Google Drive. Meta, the owner of the […]

Koraci za sprečavanje WhatsApp-a da zauzme prostor na Google Drive-u

WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, is introducing changes that may cause dissatisfaction among Android users. When backing up chats, Android users will now have to sacrifice free space on Google Drive.

Meta, the owner of the WhatsApp platform, had previously enabled end-to-end encryption for chat backups. However, the company will no longer provide free storage on Google Drive. This means that users who want to preserve their message exchanges, photos, and videos will have to utilize the 15 GB of free space provided by Google. Otherwise, the ability to make backups will be lost.

Instead of direct quotes, we will use a descriptive sentence to convey the same content: The WhatsApp support page explains that “in the coming months, backing up WhatsApp chats from Android devices will utilize limited space on your Google account.”

This change currently only applies to beta version users of the WhatsApp application as of December 2023. Other users will be informed of the change, and it is expected to take effect in the first half of 2024.

How to prevent WhatsApp from taking up space on Google Drive?

If your Google Drive space is full, it can not only affect the backup of WhatsApp chats but also the functionality of your Google account. Users who have utilized the 15 GB of free space will be unable to back up photos and videos on Google Photos, as well as receive new emails on their Gmail accounts. Therefore, it is important to prevent WhatsApp from taking up space on Google Drive. Here are a few steps you can take:

1. Deny the app permission to backup chats on Google Drive and instead redirect it to perform local backups.
2. Delete unnecessary files, photos, and videos from Google Photos and Google Drive services.
3. Consider subscribing to Google One to gain more free space – ranging from 100 GB to 2 TB.

Adhering to these steps will help you avoid losing space on Google Drive and continue utilizing all the functionalities of your Google account without limitations.

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