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You'll soon be able to back up your entire WhatsApp messaging history to Google Drive

In an update that's set to roll out in the next few months, WhatsApp is gaining Google Drive backup support for chat history, voice messages, photos and videos.

Published onOctober 7, 2015

WhatsApp Google Drive

With nearly one billion monthly users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services available on Android. And to make the service even more feature-rich than ever before, WhatsApp is teaming up with Google Drive to bring native cloud storage to the messaging platform. With Google Drive integration, WhatsApp for Android will let you create a private backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos and videos in Google Drive. Once your history is backed up, you can easily restore everything on a new device with just a few taps.

Once you enable this new backup feature, you’ll be able to tell WhatsApp to create daily, weekly or monthly backups of your messaging history. You’ll also be able to specify whether or not WhatsApp will backup your videos, too.

How to get WhatsApp on your tablet

This new feature will be rolling out to WhatsApp users in the Play Store over the next few months, so keep an eye out for the update to make its way to your device. Are you a WhatsApp user? If so, will you use the new Google Drive backup feature? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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