WhatsApp will now allow chat transfer from iOS to Android

The latest feature will allow users to transfer their chats, including voice notes, photos from iOS to Android devices and vice versa.


WhatsApp recently announced its much awaited feature which will allows users to transfer their chat history from iOS to Android. Unavailable since a long time, which was a hassle for many to transfer chats, this particular feature has finally arrived as a boon for all the users. If a user wants to switch from iPhone to any Android smartphone, he generally had to use third-party software to bring back the chat history. But now with the advent of this new feature, users can transfer their chats, including voice notes, photos from iOS to Android devices. WhatsApp has already notified that this new feature will work in both directions.

The announcement of WhatsApp’s new feature was done during Samsung’s Unpacked event. With this feature, users will be able to migrate their chat history from iOS to Samsung devices which will be available with the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Earlier, if the user wished to move from iOS to Android they had to use the WhatsApp cloud backup feature. The chat histories on iOS were stored on iCloud, while those on Android were stored on Google Drive which made chat transfers between same operating system devices possible. The new feature will avail a hassle-free process for transferring the chats from iOS to Android and vice versa.

It is important to note that when transferring data between iOS and Android with two distinct cloud backups, this new transfer feature won’t merge those two backups into a single chat history. WhatsApp states that if the users opt to migrate their chat history and then back it up, it will overwrite any existing backups. This new feature will transfer the chat history using a physical Lightning to Type-C USB cable instead of sending them over internet. This feature will be available on Samsung’s foldable handsets – the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. WhatsApp added that this chat transfer feature will be available for more Samsung devices running Android 10 and above in the upcoming weeks.

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