Have you ever felt bad losing those wonderful and memorable messages from you loved ones? It is something which each one of us would have come across in our lives at some point. There are times when we want to save the messages we have exchanged with our friends and family. We do have different options when it comes to saving the messages or having a backup for it.
At some point in time, most of us would have come across a situation where we are switching devices. It is a fact that we take the backup from the existing device to restore it to the new. When it comes to WhatsApp, the users have been facing in being able to get the backup of the messages and data. Though, there is a feature on the app where the users will be able to create a backup on their Google Drive.
The messaging has been a great aide for the mankind to stay connected across oceans. There is a downside to this app as well when a particular is changing their phone or switching it, the possibilities of losing the information is high. Previously when the users used to change their devices, unfortunately, they lose the data and messages on their WhatsApp.
Now it is said that the tech geeks are into creating a feature which will help the users not to lose their messages from the personal and group chats as well. The company has been releasing a new set of features into the market and we can expect that this feature will also be made available for the users real soon. It is a fact that the company is always in a race to provide a better experience to the users.
This app has been a huge communicating aide for the people to stay connected with their friends and family. It is not just about that, there are people who maintain their professional groups on the app, which lets them stay connected with their colleagues. Apart from that, it is said there are a few entrepreneurs who tend build their business with the help of this platform.
It is an obvious factor that people would like to have a backup of the messages shared. There is an existing option where the user will be able to create a backup on the Google Drive at different time intervals. The conversations which take place on it are crucial and it is essential that they are safeguarded. Though users create a backup on Google Drive, there have the probabilities of losing the chats.
Then how are we supposed to make sure that we are not losing the most important messages which we need for future references? There are different scenarios when a user might be losing their chat messages on WhatsApp. It is said the most critical way in which one will be losing their WhatsApp messages is during a virus attack, malware, and system corruption.
When something of that kind occurs, it becomes essential for the user to reset the device. This, in turn, leads to loss of all the data which is available on the device, including the backup which has been stored. It is one of the rare situations which actually occur, but this one of the situations for instance. Apart from this particular reason, there are other reasons as well, which might lead to data loss.
If a user is using a version of the app which is not up-to-date in that case the app will not be able to generate a backup in the first place. There is another possibility of losing the messages, which happens when the user will be changing their device. These two reasons will be the predominant ones when one user will be losing their WhatsApp messages.
A recent announcement was made by WhatsApp and it is said that over a period of time it will not be supporting a certain type of smartphones. The list of devices will not be supported will be the older versions of android, iOS, BlackBerry and other OS based devices as well. The company has requested the users to switch to devices which will run the latest versions of the app so they can continue to use the app.
It will be now that users will be searching for options to have their messages saved without losing them. When a particular user is changing their device, it is essential for them to have a backup. There are different ways in which the users will be able to save all the messages before they are shifting to a new phone. If in case there are only a few messages which the user needs, then all they need to do is send an email to self of the chat, as simple as that.
But, if one wants to have each and every message they have on their WhatsApp to be stored then there is only one option which they can opt for and that is transferring the data from an old device to a new device. It is possible for a user to transfer the data from an android device to another android device and no other device with a different OS.
The backup files of the chats which are stored on an android would be on Google Drive and when it comes to iOS, it would be in iCloud. In that sense, the user will be able to retrieve the information from the respective backup files and the OS corresponding to it. There are two different ways in which the user will be able to get the backup for the messages from the app.
Creating a backup of the chats and calls on the external storage of the device and using the same external storage one will be able to restore the messages on the new device by activating the WhatsApp account with the same number. Apart from that, if the app is stored in the internal storage of the device, then the user can create the backup on Google Drive.
Once the user has completed creating the backup on the Google Drive, a user has to activate the account the same number. Sign into their Google Drive account and select the option to restore messages by selecting the Google Drive option. For all this while the users have been creating a backup from the different options which are available on the app.
The new feature which the company is a process of trying out will have a different option for the user to get a backup by never losing it even the user is switching the devices. It is evident that the company has been trying hard enough to put the best foot forward and the beta version of the app is flocked with many different new features.
In the end, this particular app has helped millions of people across the world to be able to stay connected. It is indeed important for one to have the backup of all the data which is being shared on the app. WhatsApp is working towards creating the feature where it would be easier for one to have the backup. In the near future, there will be a few new updates from the app and it is highly anticipated by all the users.