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WhatsApp will be paid. The money will go… to Google?

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From December, you may be charged for using WhatsApp. Although the messenger itself will remain free, users may face additional costs from an unexpected source.

WhatsApp has announced changes to its user communication policies. Previously, they were stored completely free of charge, and you didn’t have to worry about them too much. Now it may be that some users will have to pay extra for this feature.

WhatsApp for an additional fee – we are talking about backups on Google Drive

All because of the changes that are coming to the contracts between WhatsApp and Google. Google Drive is used to create backups of our contacts and conversations. However, previously this data was not taken into account when calculating the free limit that the company imposes on users.

However, starting in December 2023, application recovery copies will begin to consume our data storage capacity. Google offers 15 GB of space completely free for every account created for the giant’s services. Unfortunately, this limit is common to all apps, including photos from Photos, Storage Space, and Gmail attachments.

The conclusion is simple. Following the change announced by WhatsApp, users who are close to the limit may exceed it. After all, long-term correspondence, attachments, sent photos and videos can easily become quite large.

After using the free gigabytes, Google offers subscriptions that give us access to various resources. The cheapest subscription is 100 GB of space for PLN 8.99 per month.

What’s new in WhatsApp

As we wrote on Wprost.pl, Meta is constantly improving its flagship messenger. The app, which has billions of users, added a slew of new features in October, which are gradually being added to the app’s preview version.

One element is the addition of a search option in the Updates tab, designed to make the relatively new part of the app easier to navigate. Engineers also added the function of pinning messages in channels, redesigned the menu for sending attachments, added new formatting tools to the application, and simplified copying links from messages.

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