WhatsApp chat history may soon be migrated from an Android phone to an iPhone once a reference to the feature appeared online. The Facebook-owned company released the long-awaited chat migration tool last month, but it’s initially limited to iOS users. However, WhatsApp is now working on expanding the migration feature to allow Android users to move their chats and media available in the instant messaging app directly from an iOS device. The chat migration feature came as an exclusive offer for users buying the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 that the South Korean company unveiled last month.
As reported by WhatsApp features WABetaInfo tracker, the migration of chat history from Android devices to iPhone was suggested via WhatsApp for Android beta version 184.108.40.206. The latest beta version has a hidden reference to suggest the feature before its release.
WABetaInfo also shared a screenshot showing how WhatsApp would allow Android users to transfer their chat and media history to a new iPhone. Users would need to install Apple’s Move to iOS app on their Android devices. It’s also likely that you’ll need a cable for a physical connection between your Android and iOS devices. This can work in the same way that people need to physically connect an iPhone to an Android phone to transfer their chat history from the first to the second.
When it came to bringing its chat history migration feature to iOS devices, WhatsApp mentioned that it would eventually allow Android users to move their existing chats and media to iOS. There is, however, no official word on when it will be made available.
WhatsApp users on Android currently don’t have a way to transfer their chats and media to an iPhone. Users can, however, transfer their content if they are switching between two Android or iPhone devices.
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