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WhatsApp set to make chat migration easier from Android to iOS

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Highlights:

  • WhatsApp users will soon be able to transfer chats if they switch from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, or vice-versa.
  • At present, there is no official way to transfer the chat history between new devices.
  • Telegram already supports multi-platform and device chat migration.

Hi Readers!! If you are a Whatsapp user, then there is good news for you, The messaging platform will roll out the chat history migration feature in a future update. It will enable its millions of users to migrate chat history. Currently, when you switch from iOS to Android or vice-versa, WhatsApp transfers your account information – profile picture, name, individual chats, group chats, and settings – but it doesn’t migrate your chat history.

WhatsApp for iOS beta version 22.2.74 has suggested the ability to import chat history from an Android device. Samsung users that want to migrate to iPhone can already transfer their WhatsApp chat history with no problem. Now, the app is continuing to develop support to allow all Android users being able to do the same. The screenshot by Wabetainfo shows WhatsApp asking users for their permission to import chat history from an Android device.

Whatsapp latest feature: Why chat migration is a big deal?

The chat migration is one of the biggest worries at the moment for WhatsApp users who want to switch their devices from iOS to Android or vice versa. Both platforms use different cloud backup sources, which makes it really hard for the user to retrieve any chats. For those unaware, the Android version uses Google Drive, while the iOS version uses iCloud. On the other hand, Telegram backs up the data by itself on the cloud, which makes it easy for multi-device login and syncing across the operating systems.

Another function that users can’t wait to take full advantage of is multi-device support, which is something Telegram has had for years and makes zero sense why WhatsApp isn’t able to implement it in the same way. Currently, users can take advantage of multi-device support as a public beta feature on WhatsApp for Desktop, Web, and Portal. In the future, the app plans to create version 2.0 bringing more functionalities to multi-device support, such as a standalone iPad app.

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