WhatsApp View Once returns to desktop, Google wants WhatsApp backups to count towards Drive storage

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WhatsApp brings View Once back to desktop

WhatsApp has reinstated its popular "View Once" feature for images and videos on its web and desktop platforms, WABetaInfo reports.

The feature lets users opt to send temporary images and videos that disappear after being viewed by the recipient.
 
How about they bring back the App that does not hang, crash and has proper copy and paste support.
 
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Anyone else experience this and found a solution?

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Did you allow Whatsapp access to your phone's storage as per the message on your screenshot (on top).
Yes, I even double checked all permissions allowed for the app.
 
Hasn't that always been the case??
WhatsApp backups can be pretty big, mine grew to 5gb before I pruned off a whole bunch of videos.

"Google wants to make WhatsApp backups count towards users’ Google Drive storage allowances.

The company says the change will roll out to beta testers in December 2023 before rolling out to everyone in early 2024.

Once a user’s Google Drive storage is full, WhatsApp backups on Android will stop working, and users must free up space on their Google Drive to continue to back up their WhatsApp chats"
 
Hasn't that always been the case??
WhatsApp backups can be pretty big, mine grew to 5gb before I pruned off a whole bunch of videos.

"Google wants to make WhatsApp backups count towards users’ Google Drive storage allowances.

The company says the change will roll out to beta testers in December 2023 before rolling out to everyone in early 2024.

Once a user’s Google Drive storage is full, WhatsApp backups on Android will stop working, and users must free up space on their Google Drive to continue to back up their WhatsApp chats"
The thing is I've only used 1,5GB of 15GB on Drive so there's plenty of space for a WhatsApp backup.
 
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