I have 2 phones with 2 different WhatsApp numbers. Both WhatsApp have their Google Drive backup enabled. However, the backup from one phone isn't visible from the other phone, I get the error of "no backup found for this account".

Can two phones with different WhatsApp numbers use the same Google Drive backup?

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Yes you can do right now. Set your backup for the second phone number and make back up. After that when you go to Google Drive Backup address you can see two back up for two Whatsapp accounts.

Google Backup Sceenshot

  • This seems to contradict the statement on the What'sApp page "About Google Drive Backups" here faq.whatsapp.com/android/chats/about-google-drive-backups/… that says "Every time you create a Google Drive backup using the same Google account, the previous backup will be overwritten. There's no way to restore an older Google Drive backup." Could someone confirm that this works? I don't want to overwrite the backup I currently have.
    – Nayunis
    Aug 10, 2021 at 17:25
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    As I add a screenshot above, you can have different backups for two different phone numbers. I have both of them. There is no overwrite. You can check backups from this page: drive.google.com/drive/backups
    – afaik
    Aug 11, 2021 at 19:37
  • Thanks for responding. I tested it now myself, and I can confirm, that this works indeed. It seems like only backups for the same WhatsApp account (i.e. the same phone number) are overwritten. But it is possible to back-up two different WhatsApp accounts (two different phone numbers) on the same google drive, like described in the post. Thanks a lot for this solution!
    – Nayunis
    Aug 14, 2021 at 16:54

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