WhatsApp is among the hottest messaging companies round, however regardless of being round for over a decade, there’s nonetheless no solution to transfer your chats from one kind of telephone to a different.
It’s simple sufficient to swap over to a brand new iPhone from an outdated one, and the identical for Android customers upgrading to a brand new Android handset. However in the event you resolve to leap ship and swap from iPhone to Android (or vice versa) you’ll have to start out from scratch with simply your contacts and clean chat screens.
Nevertheless, that would quickly be an issue of the previous as the most recent beta model of WhatsApp (for iPhone) as an choice to ‘Transfer chats to Android’.
Noticed again in April by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp was ultimately engaged on a chat switch software which works from iPhone to Android.
Even now, there’s nonetheless no phrase on when Android customers will be capable of migrate their WhatsApp chats to iPhone, however there are at the very least paid-for workarounds from TenorShare, iMobie and others to do that. WhatsApp doesn’t like these strategies and says they violate its phrases of service.
Attending to the purpose, although, the brand new beta for iPhone has a software which was first spied by XDA Builders and reported by WABetaInfo.
Thanks @xdadevelopers to your current discovery in regards to the “Swap to Android” app, emigrate WhatsApp chat historical past from iOS to Android. 🤩These screenshots present how the method works. This characteristic is below growth and it will likely be out there in a future replace. https://t.co/FmZbXi33L2 pic.twitter.com/w7GiCUHSuS
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
July 28, 2021
The method works by utilizing Android’s built-in Information Restore Software which strikes pictures, information and apps between telephones. 9to5Google observed that the Software has been up to date with the flexibility to repeat your WhatsApp chats from an iPhone.
When you begin the migration within the beta iPhone app, you’re requested to scan a QR code proven by the Information Restore Software in your Android telephone. This is the way it works from the iPhone facet, however as of but, it is not clear why a cable is required:
WhatsApp is growing a characteristic emigrate your chats between totally different platforms.This video reveals how chats are migrated from iOS. It is wanted a cable: are new instruments for PC coming or what?
It’s going to be out there for beta testers in a future replace. Observe @WABetaInfo for extra 💚 pic.twitter.com/Bu6xGxkpWE
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
July 2, 2021
The truth that the ‘Transfer chats’ possibility has appeared within the iPhone beta means it shouldn’t be too lengthy till it’s out there for everybody and never simply beta testers.
It isn’t the one characteristic WhatsApp is engaged on. We just lately reported on multi-device, additionally at the moment in beta, which helps you to have as much as 5 companion gadgets which might work independently of your telephone.
The unhealthy information is that there’s nonetheless nothing on the horizon that implies you’ll ever be capable of use WhatsApp throughout a number of telephones, however it might be that – once more in keeping with WABetaInfo – it’ll be attainable to switch chats to a brand new telephone quantity in future.
Proper now, in the event you change your quantity, there’s no solution to carry your chat historical past together with you as your WhatsApp account is tied to your telephone quantity.
Associated articles for additional studying