Backups of WhatsApp chats will start taking up space on Google Drive. In 2018, WhatsApp and Google announced that copies of chats would be stored on disk without taking up memory. But from December 2023, this will change. This applies to WhatsApp beta users on Android.

Personal Google accounts come with 15GB of free cloud storage shared across Gmail, Drive, and Google Photo. In its message, Google noted that this is “three times more than on most mobile platforms.” Apple’s iCloud, for example, only has 5GB of free space.

In its post, Google offers tools to help free up storage space by deleting large files. It will also be possible to delete large files related to WhatsApp.

Of course, there is also the option to buy additional storage. It costs about $2 per month for 100 GB.

Recall that Google has released a more powerful version of the Bard chatbot with AI. It can now connect to your Google apps, double-check responses, and more.