WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone

BY Chandraveer Mathur

Published 8 Sep 2021

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WhatsApp recently rolled out the ability to transfer chat history from iPhone to selected Samsung devices over a wired connection. The company also confirmed that it would eventually roll out the feature to more Android devices. WhatsApp is now also working on a way to migrate your chat history from Android to iPhone.

The newest change to WhatsApp isn’t available to everyone yet. Beta testers of the Android app for the messaging service confirmed that the under-development feature could help transfer your chat history from any Android device to a new iPhone.

A screenshot (seen below) posted by WABetaInfo confirms that Android users will be able to move their chat history and media shared on WhatsApp over to an iPhone. This is certainly great news for the Apple users of the world and would give Android users making the switch to iOS, one less thing to worry about. It is also a big step ahead for WhatsApp in the direction of improved cross-platform compatibility.

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The procedure to process the transfer of your WhatsApp account remains unknown. However, WABetaInfo speculated that a cable would probably be required just like how one is essential to move WhatsApp accounts from iOS to Android. Interestingly, the “Move to iOS” app is confirmed to have a crucial role in the process.

More details about how the feature works are expected to accompany upcoming beta releases. Thankfully, the feature won’t be limited to just Samsung phones running Android. All smartphones running on or above a certain version of Android are expected to be supported.

WhatsApp hasn’t yet announced when this feature will be available to the masses. We sincerely hope that WhatsApp is also working towards making the process completely wireless and more convenient.

[via WABetaInfo]