Finally, some good news for today! The latest update coming up is the most popular instant chatting application ‘WhatsApp’ will get improved for the Android users will get a Google Drive Backup Option! After a few months WhatsApp for Android will officially receive backup and restore options for chat history and media via Google Drive over the next few months.
Apparently, Google Drive in a blog post notified and confirmed the news that the new feature will allow all the users to back up chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Drive.
WhatsApp initiated testing the long-rumoured backup and restore options in April for chat history and media via Google Drive. The feature was later discovered by lots of users; though it was removed in sometime. The feature was once again available to select users in July with an updated version 2.12.194 . The latest update will mean that the newly introduced backup feature will be for all Android users (smart phone) in upcoming months.
Announcing the news, Scott Johnston, Director of Product Management said, “The new backup feature is rolling out over the next few months, so keep an eye on your WhatsApp settings to see if it’s available.” Another Surprising news coming up is Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp, Jan Koum revealed the latest stats of its users. Apparently, he said that the number of WhatsApp users has evidently increased by a drastic number and reached 700 million monthly active users in June 2015.
Though, the option was earlier available only for Apple users who could store their WhatsApp messages on iCloud, will come to Android users over the next few months. So, very soon you will be able to back up all your data online.
Also, for iphone users, there is an updated version; WhatsApp for iOS Updated with ‘Starred Messages’ has Bookmarking Feature. Starred Messages have been seeded to iOS users in the app version 2.12.7 and is likely to be available for Android and Windows Phone soon. The updated app is available to download from the App Store.