How to Delete WhatsApp Backup files saved in Google Drive – Android and PC

Step by Step Guide to delete WhatsApp Backup in Google Drive

WhatsApp had introduced a new feature sometime back allowing users to backup their chat history including text, files, images and Videos into their Google Drive account. This feature made it very useful for users who frequently change phones as they can just login with their Gmail account and get WhatsApp running as in their old device. It also has one flaw, with the increase in the family and friends groups you are now seeing hundred’s of Good Morning and Good Night message, festival greetings etc which eat up your Google Drive Storage pretty fast as each account only gets 15GB of Free storage space.

When the 15GB space fills up you will stop receiving Mails on the linked Gmail account as well which is a big problem. So to avoid this you can Delete the WhatsApp Back up from Google Drive following these simple steps mentioned below.

How to Delete on your PC or Laptop:

Delete Whatsapp backup file in google drive on pc
  1. Launch any web browser and go to
  2. Now log in to the Google Drive account linked to your WhatsApp
  3. On the left side you will see the option – Backups click on it
  4. Here you will be seeing he list of Backup files with the date of the back up
  5. Select the Back up file you want to delete and click on the Trash icon on the top right corner of the screen

Note: You can follow the same steps and in step 5 you need to Click on the Cloud icon beside the trash icon to stop WhatsApp files being backed up in Google Drive.

How to Delete on you Android device:

delete whatsapp backup file in google drive
  1. Launch the Google Drive App on your Android device
  2. Now tap on the three vertical lines icon on the top left of the screen
  3. Tap on Backups
  4. Here you will see the list of Backup files
  5. Tap on the three vertical dots seen on the right side of the file you wish to delete
  6. You get the options – Delete backup and Turn off backup. Tap on Delete backup to delete the saved file and you can tap on Turn Off backup to prevent Google Drive from saving any future files or images

These are the simple steps which can be used to Delete WhatsApp backup files from Google Drive using your PC/Laptop or Android smartphone.

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