WhatsApp Hacks: How To Permanently Delete, Turn Off Chat Backups On WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is one of the most commonly used instant messaging applications by Android and iOS mobile users. The Meta-owned messaging platform is also accessible to laptop and OC users (Windows and MacOS) as well. WhatsApp has already released a myriad of updates to both its mobile app and the desktop version. Since this application is designed specifically for private conversations, you get plenty of options that assist with texting and also voice/video calling.

The end-to-end encryption module is what makes WhatsApp one of the most preferred choices for mobile communication on all Android and iOS devices. WhatsApp also has a strong cloud backup support system that lets users take a backup of their chats and other media which can be accessed even if the user replaces his/her old device and shifts to a new model.

Taking up chat backups is a simple process. You can also schedule automatic chat backups over Wi-Fi or mobile data on both Android and iOS devices. But are you aware that you can also delete the WhatsApp chat backups if don’t wish to restore the old messages while setting it up on any new device?

Now, you might be wondering why would you need to delete the chat backup on WhatsApp? Well, this is required to delete chats permanently. If in case you delete chats from your respective smartphones after the backup, they don’t get removed permanently from the backups. This is why deleting the entire chat backup may be required.

And to do so, you don’t have to perform any tricky steps. Also, deleting WhatsApp chat backups is one of the ways to free up some additional space in your Google Drive. That’s because all the WhatsApp chat backup data is generally stored in Google Drive. But how do you delete the WhatsApp chat backup permanently? Read on for the steps:

Steps To Permanently Delete/ Turn Off WhatsApp Chat Backups In Your Android, iOS Smartphones?

Step 1: To delete WhatsApp chat backup, you will have to perform the steps on Google drive. Open and launch the Google Drive on your handsets.

Step 2: Click on the three horizontal lines icon placed on the top left corner right next to the search tab.

Step 3: Select the “Backups” option.

Step 4: You will see the list of all applications whose backup is toggled on (WhatsApp included).

Step 5: Right next to WhatsApp’s name on the list, you’ll see the three vertical dots option. Tap on it.

Step 6: Select “Turn off backup” if you wish to stop the automatic WhatsApp chat backup.

Step 7: If you want to delete the WhatsApp chat backup permanently, select the second option, i.,e “Delete backup”. That’s it. Your WhatApp chat backup will be deleted permanently.

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