WhatsApp’s conversion group indeed reveal a lot of information about their upcoming plans, letting out information in exchange for in-app text translation.
Today’s notice definitely comes across as something fresh. This is because WhatsApp’s apps seem to show no new developments lately; especially after Facebook took over (Facebook Messenger now has apps and is now a platform in comparison).
The news has to do with the tedious process of back up up chat data, which is more of a task on Android smartphones (iOS is a lot easier).
The conversion queries reveal that WhatsApp is looking to backup all of your chat data securely to your Google Drive account.