The WhatsApp Chat History Migration Tool may soon be made available to Android users for an easy iOS switch: Report

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 2.21.19.1. 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.

WhatsApp chat history migration move to chats ios wabetainfo WhatsApp screenshot

It is suggested that WhatsApp has an update to its chat history migration tool in progress
Photo credit: WABetaInfo

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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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360 from New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360 and frequently writes about applications, computer security, Internet services and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please submit your leads and tips. Most

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