WhatsApp is soon to introduce a feature to transfer chats between Android and iOS. The social media giant is reportedly planning to let users officially transfer their chat history between the two different platforms.
Right now, there is no official way to transfer the chat history between new devices, but the chat messenger is planning to change that soon. When you switch from iOS to Android or vice-versa, WhatsApp transfers your account information including your profile photo, name, about, individual chats, group chats, and settings, but it doesn’t migrate your chat history.
According to the news agency ANI, a new WhatsApp update for iOS and Android will possibly let you migrate chat histories from iOS to Android and vice versa. The WhatsApp website has also shared a screenshot, which shows that a user is required to use the latest version of WhatsApp to transfer chat history from and to an Android phone. The outlet provided a screenshot of the forthcoming feature without providing further information on functionality. There’s additionally no official confirmation on when this new feature will be given.
According to Mashable India, there are a couple of tools that say they can migrate a WhatsApp user’s chat history between an Android and iOS device. However, they might be unreliable and utilising them may violate WhatsApp’s terms of service as well.
This is to be mentioned that WhatsApp competitors like Signal and Viber do offer this functionality. In that case, WhatsApp might also want to introduce this feature as soon as possible to keep hold of Its users which has seen some significant decrease in the recent weeks.
The exact release date of this feature is undisclosed. However, there’s a possibility that this one would arrive with the multiple device feature. This means you will soon be able to use WhatsApp across multiple devices.