Facebook and Google put aside their web rivalry to announce something that may be of great value to WhatsApp Android users. WhatsApp for Android will now get Google Drive (Google’s cloud storage platform) integration. So over the next few months, WhatsApp users on Android can now back up their entire chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Drive. To see this, you might need to manually update your WhatsApp from the Play Store directly but if yours is already set to auto update, you don’t need to do this.
Majority of the 900 million WhatsApp users are on Android so it only makes sense that this would happen. That’s a lot of data to overlook. Android recorded over a billion users in 2014 and the figure keeps growing.
The rise of low cost Android based smartphones especially in emerging markets has contributed greatly to the growing Android population.