WhatsApp Update News, Rumors: Soon Users Can Save Chat History on Google Drive

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Over the years, WhatsApp has evolved to become the most popular chat platform, displacing SMS as the preferred social communication medium. WhatsApp has introduced several multimedia options in the past and recently it was also introduced on the Internet, in addition to setting up voice-calling facilities.

According to Tech Radar, WhatsApp may be the best chat platform having an immense user base as well as downloads that are ever increasing, but some issues still exist and they need to be fixed.

For instance, a tech expert or enthusiast needs to switch phones regularly which forces them to keep changing phones that have the same account. Now, the question is how they would actually save the content and move to another device. Despite offering several benefits, WhatsApp still does not allow users to store chat history anywhere, apart from the phone's internal storage.

However, there is some good news for WhatsApp users, as the chances of this shortcoming seem to be bright. Latest reports suggest that soon a user will be able to save his/her entire WhatsApp chat history to their Google Drive account on the cloud. While users would have preferred to save chats to a microSD card, the fact that WhatsApp has considered the issue, it seems that some changes can be expected very soon.

One of these reports has been successful in grabbing snapshots of the features that may possibly be added on WhatsApp in the coming weeks. It seems that the best idea that the WhatsApp team has come up with to save chat data is Google Drive. Thus, phones will also be synchronized to Gmail accounts on users, who are already using the same for Gmail, Hangouts, Contacts and others.

All said and done, as far as saving char history is concerned, it will certainly be interesting to see how WhatsApp treats the iPhone users. Will WhatsApp opt for dual-platform strategy and Google Drive and iCloud will be their respective sources or will they only depend on Google's cloud storage for all mobile platforms, counting the smartphones from Windows and BlackBerry.