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This article was published on October 7, 2015

WhatsApp integrates Google Drive to make sure you never lose your photos, videos and chats

WhatsApp integrates Google Drive to make sure you never lose your photos, videos and chats
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WhatsApp and Google announced a partnership today that sees the messaging app integrate Google Drive storage to make backing up and restoring chats easy.

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.

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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.

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