A feature is coming on WhatsApp, which people have always been waiting for. According to a report by WABetaInfo, Facebook’s app WhatsApp is soon going to bring a feature that will allow chat history migration between iOS and Android. If you’ve ever switched from an Android phone to an iPhone, you know what it’s like to lose WhatsApp chats. WhatsApp allows you to back up your chats to Google (Google Drive) for Android users and to iCloud (for iPhone users).
Think of it this way if you switch from one Android phone to another Android phone or from one iPhone to another iPhone you can back up WhatsApp chats, but if you switch from Android phone to iPhone, the app will be backed up on one device. Doesn’t support migrating from one device to another and in this case you can’t back up WhatsApp chats and your chat history gets lost.
WhatsApp also states on its FAQ page that users cannot transfer chats if they switch from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone.WhatsApp Future Updates
However, this may change soon and WhatsApp users may get the facility to transfer chats to different devices. The report claims that a future update to the app for iOS and Android will enable the possibility to transfer chat history of users.
The screenshot shared in the report appears to be of the iOS version of the app as the screen title, ‘Move Chats to Android’, followed by two options – “Update Now” and “Not Now”, can be inferred that The new feature of WhatsApp will allow you to move chats between Android phones to iPhone.
When users try to link a device with a different operating system to their WhatsApp account, they always need to update to the latest WhatsApp update available on the App Store or TestFlight, so that anyone with the Android version Compatibility error can be avoided. At present, the launch date of this feature has not been revealed.