how to reactivate the backup of photos and videos of WhatsApp and other applications

We are going to explain to you how to reactivate the backup of files from messaging apps in Google Photos, such as Telegram or WhatsApp. This is something that until now the application has been doing automatically, but has been deactivated in the last update to save Internet resources, such as your connection data or your cloud storage.

Fortunately, after making this change, Google will allow you to reverse the process and reconfigure the backup copies of third-party applications. This means that you can continue saving the photos that come to you via WhatsApp, Telegram, Kik, or any other app in your Google cloud. You just have to find the option in the settings.

Backups of other apps in Google Photos

The first thing you have to do is open Google Photos, and once you are inside, click on the icon of your profile image that you will have at the top right. It is right on top of all the content, and it appears in all the lower tabs of the application.

When you click on your profile picture, a menu will open with several quick options related to your account. Here, Enter the Photos Settings option that will appear with the icon of the gear wheel, and that will take you to the application settings.

Once inside the settings you will see many options related to the configuration of the app. Here, what you have to do is click on the Backup and Synchronization option what are you going to see first.

Once inside the Backup and synchronization options, the first thing to do is make sure that you have Create backup and synchronize activated so that Google Photos saves those of your mobile. So, to save the ones that are different from your reel or the ones you take with the device, click on the option Folders of the device with backup that you have at the bottom.

When you click on Device folders, you will see those folders on your mobile that have photos or videos. Here, you will have to activate the folders whose content you want to upload to Google Photos, such as WhatsApp photos and videos, or Telegram, or any other application that sends you content that you are interested in keeping.