Along with introducing new features, WhatsApp has changed its policy. WhatsApp has updated its terms of service regarding chat backup on Android devices. WhatsApp chat backups on Google Drive will no longer be free.
The new policy is already applicable to WhatsApp beta users. WhatsApp chat backups on Android will henceforth be subject to Google’s 15GB storage limit. From early next year, WhatsApp chat history backups on Android will join this limit.
Google Accounts offer their users a total of 15GB of storage space for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Users who want to claim more storage space will have to pay for Google One Storage.