WhatApp is now getting a way to make backing up chat history which is beneficial for the users. According to the leaked strings from the Whatsapp developers group which suggest that it will integrate with Google Drive as soon as possible.
This could be a very handy feature should you wish to move to a new phone. And if you are unfortunate enough to lose your phone, you could still retrieve your chats from the Drive back up. Click here to download.
You can find the option to backup your chats to Google drive by navigating to the App’s Settings > Chat settings > Chat backup.
There is no information yet on when the feature will be released. It should be noted that the Google Drive integration means that the feature initially only works with Android devices. The developer will add iCloud support for iPhone users.