Patcay.com – WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, announced that it will start charging users to back up their chats to the cloud. This change will take effect from late 2023 for WhatsApp Beta users, and from early 2024 for all WhatsApp users on Android.
Currently, WhatsApp users can back up their chats to the cloud for free, with a storage quota of 2 GB. With this change, users will be charged $1.99 per month for 100 GB of storage, or $9.99 per month for 2 TB of storage.
WhatsApp says that this change is necessary to cover the increasing cost of backup storage. The company also said that this change will help ensure that backup services remain available and reliable for all users.
This change, of course, has its pros and cons. Some users welcomed the change, saying that it was a fair thing to do given the rising storage costs. However, some other users are against this change, saying that it is a way for WhatsApp to make money from users.
Here are some things to note about this change:
- This change only applies to WhatsApp users on Android. WhatsApp users on iOS can still back up their chats to iCloud for free.
- WhatsApp Beta users will start seeing this change in December 2023. Other WhatsApp users on Android will start seeing this change in January 2024.
- WhatsApp users who don’t want to pay storage fees can choose to back up their chats to an SD card or computer.
Whether you agree or disagree with these changes, it is important to know about them so that you can make the right decision for yourself.