The recent news is that, WhatsApp supports the backup feature with its latest updated version 2.12.45 which is only available via APK Mirror at this time. To make this feature work, users have to sync their Google account with the app.
Now there is an option in the application to backup their data onto Google Drive and moreover they have the option of, how often they want to backup their data, when to back up and should the app only backup when connected to WiFi or is backing up using cellular data a preferred choice.
According to Android Police, the back up option happens at 4am every day and the initial backup will upload everything onto Google Drive, but subsequent backups will only upload what has been changed.
On the other hand, CEO and co-founder Jan Koum in his Facebook posted that, the instant message app, Whatsapp has crossed 800 million monthly active users.
And also he said, " WhatsApp - now serving 800,000,000 monthly active users. Reminder for the press out there: active and registered users are not the same thing."
How to backup
- Download the APK file.
- Go to Settings >Chat Settings >Chat Backup.
- Allow WhatsApp to access your Google Account.
Please Note: GizBot will not be responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk. But at the same time, we would suggest you to take backup of your chat on internal storage before updating the app with the APK provided. Then later on, you could change it to Google Accounts after updating.