The default backup of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and other network photos depends on Google Photos.
Google has decided to stop the default backup process by the Google Images service for images related to social networks stored on Android phones, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, in a step justified by the company to maintain the Internet and reduce data consumption in light of the Corona pandemic and people’s commitment In their homes, especially with the high percentage of photo sharing on these platforms.
Turning off Google to copy photos by default does not mean turning off the feature in full, rather it will result in manually backing up photos according to the desire of users.
Users who want to continue automatic backup of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook photos can also activate the feature again on their smartphones.
In general, a large number of users may not know about Google backing up photos by default on the photo service, but this is what happens especially when saving images on the phone is enabled in social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or even Instagram and WhatsApp, where the process is done Backup photos as soon as you save them to the phone in the application folder.
The move for Google comes after YouTube and companies such as Netflix and Amazon have reduced the quality of virtual broadcasts on their services to reduce data consumption.
It is noteworthy that the rate of data consumption increased dramatically in light of the Corona crisis, which contributed to companies taking similar steps to relieve pressure.