I am aware that Local back up is done by WhatsApp daily at 2 AM, from the official FAQ of WhatsApp. Below is the relevant quote:

Local backups will run automatically every day at 2am and save your database in a file on the phone itself.

But if I opted for Google Drive back up and selected the Frequency as Daily, then there is no clear time mentioned in the official WhatsApp/Google Drive info pages.

Same question can be extended for other Back up frequencies. For example if Monthly, then which date of Month back up will be taken or if frequency is Weekly, then which day of the week back up will be taken to Google Drive.

My Question: Is there a way to know when/at what time WhatsApp takes Back up to Google Drive(and not a local backup, its already known, at 2AM Daily) for each of daily/weekly/monthly option?

  • Try it out and check the timestamps? BTW: That "2am" seems to be for a specific time zone which not necessarily matches the TZ the user/device is in ;) – Izzy Aug 9 '16 at 10:25
  • Answer seems logical too. Do you feel differently? Asking since i didn't see any response on the answer – beeshyams Aug 22 '16 at 9:49

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