Whatsapp team has been on steroids lately, launching several new features like Webview and Voice Calling, and giving the app a complete makeover with Material UI. Now again a new update scheduled to arrive very soon will bring in the most useful cloud backup functionality.
Cloud backup was part of iOS version where chats were backed up on iCloud and on Android Chats along with all media, sans Video will be backed up to Google Drive.
All you need to do is download the latest Whatsapp which is currently 2.12.45 and go to Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup and sign in using your Google account.
If you are impatient and cannot wait for the update to arrive via Play Store we have a download link for you. It can be used to update without any loss in data as the update is official. So go ahead and grab the update below.