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WhatsApp to delete all chats not saved, updated via Google Drive

IANS  |  Madrid 

The world's most popular freeware app confirmed its prior announcement that, as of Monday, any users who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Drive will lose their chat histories.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, had reached an agreement with last August to store user content on the Drive cloud storage service without said data affecting the user's maximum memory limit, reported.

Furthermore, warned that any backups that hadn't been updated in over a year would also be automatically removed from the storage.

This will also allow users to easily reload their data on different or new

users can update their copy and configure its update frequency as long as they have a personal account on Google.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp's CEO and co-founder, Jan Koum, announced he was leaving Facebook

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First Published: Tue, November 13 2018. 05:32 IST
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