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You only have 30 days left to save your conversations on a medium other than Google Drive.

WhatsApp regularly makes drastic decisions for its application. In addition to regularly updating the updated its functionalities, the instant messaging managed by Meta sometimes makes its users laugh due to its rather restrictive choices.

The company's latest statements about conversations stored in WhatsApp are part of these radical decisions that are causing a reaction. Historically, the application allowed you to store your various discussions on the online servers of the Google Drive solution. This software, which is very practical, allows registered users to store and exchange files and folders that they want to keep online.

However, WhatsApp is starting to alert its users that conversations saved through this means could soon be lost. WhatsApp now sends several of its users a notification explaining that they only have 30 days to migrate their conversations located on the Google Drive space if they do not want to see them disappear.

WhatsApp warns its users that their conversations will soon be deleted - Here's how to save them

This decision is explained by the fact that Google Drive will now only allow 15 GB of storage space to store WhatsApp chats. If you are not used to or do not want to save your conversations, you will not be affected. Similarly, if your WhatsApp conversation backup does not exceed 15 GB, they will not disappear.

For others, the 15 GB offered may well not be enough. Several conversations filled with heavy files such as HD videos or large documents can quickly fill the space offered by Google Drive. You will therefore have to store your conversations on another platform.

The simplest solution remains to keep your WhatsApp conversations on an external hard drive. To do this, go to one of your chats and select the three small dots at the top right. By selecting the “more” option, you will find the “export chat” function which allows you to download your data in order to store it on the medium of your choice.

The other option is more expensive, but also easier. All you have to do is increase the data volume limit of your Google Drive. If the new WhatsApp offer will give you up to 15 GB to store your conversations, it is always possible to increase this offer up to 100 GB, 200 GB or even 2 TB depending on your needs.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116