The popular WhatsApp instant messaging program implemented its new backup storage system on Monday, following an agreement signed with Google announced last August.
This agreement allows users to store copies of their data using Google Drive tools, without space restrictions and with the possibility of transferring them later between their different Android devices.
This will make it easier to save the chat and move it, for example, to a new smartphone when the user changes their cellphone.
All messages, as well as multimedia files, which do not run related backups through Drive, will be permanently deleted by the company, although each device can also save, if configured, a local copy in file format.
Android users can update their copies, provided they have a personal Google account, through the settings menu, click on the backup section and show there is also the frequency that you want to save in Drive.
With regard to iPhone users, the company already has an agreement with Apple that allows its customers to store their chat content through iCloud services.
WhatsApp is the most popular application in the world, because it has nearly 1,500 million users.