If you are thinking of switching from Android to iOS, we have some great news for you: WhatsApp is working on a solution that will allow its users to move all their chats from Android to iOS. The chat history transfer feature is expected to become available to users in a future update, although the exact release date is still unknown.
WhatsApp has so far enabled chat transfers from iOS devices to Samsung devices operating on Android 10 or higher, Pixel phones, and smartphones with Android 12, so the release of the option for all Android phones is long overdue as it is one of the features most requested by the users.
What The Migration Will Look Like
The long-awaited feature was initially discovered in the latest WhatsApp beta version 22.2.74 for iOS. WABetaInfo shared some screenshots revealing what the process could actually look like once it becomes available. So, the first thing to know is that WhatsApp will need your permission to restore your chats and import the chat history before it starts the migration. It is speculated that you will need to use the Move to iOS app to take advantage of this feature. Importantly, it seems that users will be offered to begin the migration only once when switching from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, so skipping this step could mean losing the entire chat history for good.
The Benefits Of Cross-Platform Migration
The new option will be particularly useful to folks who have been thinking of switching from Andriod to iOS but haven’t really been willing to let go of all their past chats. More is still more, no matter what Marie Kondo says, and who would want to delete old messages and start fresh?
While some services have claimed to be able to transfer data from iOS to Android, none of them were dependable so changing platforms almost always meant losing all your chat history and starting from zero on a new device. Since the feature is still under development, we don’t exactly know which operating systems will be supported, but we do expect this information to be revealed soon.
Learn more on WABetaInfo.com.