How To Keep Your WhatsApp Data Safe With Google Drive And Encryption?

How To Keep Your WhatsApp Data Safe With Google Drive And Encryption?

WhatsApp has become the most popular way to communicate with friends and family. We share videos, images, jokes, contacts and much more through WhatsApp. Ever thought what if you lose all those precious photos and videos stored in the internal storage of your device? Seems tough, right?  Well, it is not! Not since WhatsApp joined hands with Google to encrypt and backup your data in your Google accounts in Google Drive.

The process is quite simple and you just need to sync your WhatsApp data with Google Drive to make it secured. So, if and when you lose your valuable chats and media, you can recover them all easily.

In this post, we have listed step by step instructions to encrypt your WhatsApp data.

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Steps To Sync Your WhatsApp Data With Google Drive:

Step 1. Go to WhatsApp and tap on it to launch.

Step 2. Locate Menu Button

Step 3. Go to Settings

Whatsapp settings

Step 4. Navigate to Chat-> Chat Backup.

whatsapp settings chat backup

Step 5. You will find an option, Backup to Google Drive just below Chat Backup. You can also set the backup frequency daily, weekly, monthly, when you tap, “Backup” as per your preference and convenience.

backup google drive

Step 6. Once you have chosen the option for backup frequency, you will be redirected to a page, wherein it will ask to login to your Google account, to back up your data to the Google Drive.

Step 7. Now you need to choose the network type which you want to set for Backup. Back up over: WiFi or cellular.

whatsapp back up over

And this is how you do it!! Now, all your WhatsApp data will be securely backed up on your Google Drive on a regular interval on its own. Keeping your data on Google Drive, keep it safe and also add an extra layer of security.

If you want to restore your Data on your WhatsApp account, here is what you need to do:

Step 1. Add the same Google account on your Phone which you used for backup.

Step 2.  If you have reinstalled WhatsApp, it will ask you for a verification number, once you are done with it, it will ask you to restore data from Google Drive.

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The restoring of data will start and you need to wait for some time as it may take a while and once it is done, you will get all your data restored on your WhatsApp document.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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