WhatsApp chat history can now be transferred between Android to iOS devices- Technology News, Firstpost


WhatsApp has announced that Android and iOS mobile users can now transfer their chat history from one operating system to another. This chat history includes voice notes, photos, and conversations. This feature will first be enabled on Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 – launched during the Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday (August 11). Users can transfer conversations from iOS to these Samsung phones.

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This feature is the first available on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.  Photo: WhatsApp

This feature is the first available on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Photo: WhatsApp

WhatsApp also reveals that after the new Galaxy foldable phones, other Samsung smartphone users will be able to use this feature because their device is Android 10 or later. Users can now move their own WhatsApp chat history from iOS to Android and vice versa.

According to Sandsep Paruchur, WhatsApp ‘s Product Manager, “Your WhatsApp messages belong to you. Therefore, they are stored on your phone by default and are not available in many other cloud-based messaging services. We are excited for the first time that it is easy for people to transfer their information securely WhatsApp history from one operating system to another. This has been one of the most sought-after features for users for years, and we tackled it together with operating systems and hardware manufacturers. “

Before this, users only had the option to get a backup from the cloud. This means that your iOS chat history will be saved in iCloud and your Android WhatsApp chat history will be saved Google Drive Therefore, chat history is only transferred if the phones run on the same operating system.

According to the report Limit, the transfer is via a physical flash to a USB-C cable and not via the Internet. The report further suggests that if users already have a cloud backup of both operating systems, the feature will not combine them into a single conversation. Instead, if you move your chat history and back it up, it will overwrite those backups.

In particular, WhatsApp has not disclosed whether or when this feature will be enabled for other smartphones.

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