I have a Google Drive backup for my WhatsApp, and I think it also includes media (photos). But my phone is also filled with WhatsApp photos and I want to back it up to Google Photos. Now I am confused as to how the restore will work in case I lost my phone.

Will I only need to restore from Google Drive and it will include all the media? Or will I have to synch it with Google Photos as well?

  • Anything under /whatsapp/Media is part of WhatsApp GD backup.
    – defalt
    Mar 28, 2021 at 11:44
  • @defalt at least if Settings > Chats > Backup > Including Videos is switched on. Apr 15, 2021 at 10:00

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If you backup it to Google drive it will include all the media

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