Fb-owned instantaneous messaging app WhatsApp has been discovered to be testing a brand new characteristic that may permit customers to handle their chat backups and exclude particular content material resembling paperwork and photographs from their cloud backup, in response to a report in WABetaInfo. The change is being mentioned to be restricted to Android customers initially, and may match with backups being saved on the Google Drive. In its report, WABetaInfo mentioned that WhatsApp has added a brand new devoted “Handle backup dimension” part that lets customers handle their backup dimension earlier than importing it on the cloud.
WhatsApp for Android beta 220.127.116.11 seems to have some references in regards to the replace, the report exhibits. Based on a screenshot shared by WaBetaInfo, the brand new part seems to permit customers to handle their backup dimension by excluding photographs, audio, or paperwork from their backups. These modifications haven’t been launched for beta testing as properly.
At present, WhatsApp has no backup dimension associated characteristic on its app. Customers solely have the choice of excluding movies from their cloud backups.
WhatsApp has not but supplied any official particulars about permitting customers to handle their backup dimension. Studies counsel this may be attributable to a change supposedly coming to Google Drive storage for WhatsApp backups. At present, Google Drive supplies limitless storage for WhatsApp backups, however it could not final eternally.