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You have a lot of options when it comes to messaging apps on your smartphone. You can do Google Hangouts. You can use Facebook Messenger. Or, if you’re like a lot of my friends, you might prefer to use WhatsApp because you don’t need to add any “friends” to your list to keep in touch. The problem is that WhatsApp resides entirely on your phone, WhatsApp Web notwithstanding. What if you move to another device?

It seems that we’re finally getting a solution. Whereas other messaging apps live in the cloud and synchronized across devices, you effectively lose all of your WhatsApp images and conversations when you get a new phone. To remedy this situation, WhatsApp has forged a new agreement with Google wherein your WhatsApp data can be backed up to your Google Drive account.

When you decide to do a factory reset on your phone or when you decide to get a new handset, you can then restore your WhatsApp — photos, videos, voice messages, text conversations and all — from your Google Drive backup. That’s the good news. For the time being, though, Canadians are being left out in the cold as WhatsApp will be rolling the feature out region by region over the next several months. You’ll just have to sit tight and wait it out.

Via Mobilesyrup

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