The feature, which Google says is rolling out to WhatsApp users from today but will take a “few months” to reach everyone, backs up chats, voice clips, photos and videos to a folder in your Drive automatically.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
As well as providing a handy copy for people who use WhatsApp a lot and want to archive for posterity, all the data can be restored to a new phone in a few taps when you finally upgrade/lose/break your current handset.
Annoyingly, the only way to know if you’ve got the new option is to check your settings intermittently.