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Google Photos disables image backup from WhatsApp and other applications

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Google Photos disables image backup from WhatsApp and other applications
Google Photos disables image backup from WhatsApp and other applications


With the new update from Google Photos, many changes have been made, including the fact that the image protection function of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and others has been deactivated.

When they send you an image or upload a photo to a platform, the copy is automatically generated in Google Photos. That is exactly what has changed. However, this does not mean that this is no longer possible, you have to configure it manually.

The Google statement states, “Due to COVID-19, more photos and videos will be shared. To save Internet resources, the backup and synchronization setting for device folders created by messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Messages and Kik has been disabled” he explains.

How do I change Google Photos settings?

To upload certain files to the cloud:

  1. Open the Google Photos app.
  2. Click Library at the bottom of the device, then click Photos, then click Show All.
  3. Select the folder with the content you want to include in the backup.
  4. Select the photo or videos you want to have in the backup.
  5. Finally: create a backup now.

To upload an entire folder to the cloud:

  1. Open the Google Photos app.
  2. Click Library at the bottom of the device, then click Photos, then click Show All.
  3. Select the folder for which you want to create a backup.
  4. Activate backup and sync above.

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