Soon you will be able to back up WhatsApp chats on your personal device as well. In fact, WhatsApp is working on a new way to help Android users store their chat back-ups outside the app.
Soon you will be able to back up WhatsApp chats on your personal device as well. In fact, WhatsApp is working on a new way to help Android users store their chat back-ups outside the app. This chat backup will not only be stored in Google Drive but users will also export it to local storage. A new report has suggested that the instant messaging app will allow users to back up their chats outside of Google Drive.
WABetaInfo, a website that tracks the latest features of WhatsApp, claimed that they have noticed a new option in the chat backup menu. He also shared screenshots of this new feature. It is important to note that this feature is also not available to beta testers and is currently in the development phase. There is a possibility that WhatsApp may remove this feature altogether or offer it in a different way.
What does this mean for users?
– Currently, WhatsApp allows Android users to back up their chats to Google Drive. Every time you log in to your account on a primary device, you can download the latest backup stored in your Google Drive. However, there is hardly any control for the users over this backup.
– With the new feature, the user will be able to store WhatsApp chat backup on their local storage or any other cloud storage. These backups will contain all your chat data including messages, photos, videos and other files.
– Users will be able to download a backup of the chat and even put it back on Google Drive. It gives users more control over their own data and the option to store it at the location of their choice.
The feature may rollout to beta testers soon
This feature could be a take forward of the Android to iOS and iOS to Android chat transfer feature. WhatsApp may also try a new approach where WhatsApp users can download their chat backups to local storage and then transfer the same file to an iOS device to get all the required data on that device. There is no confirmation yet. However, it may soon roll out to beta testers. Only then will we be able to fully assess the usefulness of this feature.