WhatsApp Testing Ability to Transfer Chats Between iOS and Android

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history, logs, and transcripts between iOS and Android devices, making it easier for WhatsApp users to switch between the two platforms.

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The new future, in the early stages of development, was brought to light by WABetaInfo, who often shares unreleased and hidden features behind the chatting service. According to the WhatsApp specialist, a future update will allow users to transfer their chats from an iOS device to an Android device and vice versa, as long as both phones have the latest version of WhatsApp.

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In case an app is not running the latest version, WhatApps will prompt users to update their app before being able to transfer their chats, according to a screenshot provided by WABetaInfo. Currently, there is no way to transfer chats between iOS and Android, making it hard for customers of both ecosystems to switch over.

On iOS, WhatsApp uses iCloud to backup user data, making it easy to switch to a new iPhone and restore WhatsApp history. On Android, WhatsApp uses Google Drive for backing up and restoring. Other features WhatsApp is testing include password-protected iCloud backups, self-destructing images, and the ability to link one WhatsApp account to up to four devices.

Top Rated Comments

Mettwurst Avatar
5 days ago at 01:38 am
No Problem, I just deleted Whatsapp, Telegram for the win! It even functions on a iPad natively
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Basic75 Avatar
5 days ago at 12:49 am

Surprised Mark would allow something like this to happen
Why would he care about which platform you are using? He's interested in selling your data, not in selling you a particular phone.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
5 days ago at 01:10 am
Now let me sign in to multiple devices please! Some people have more than one phone
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
5 days ago at 12:44 am
Long time coming, and should’ve been out eons ago. Hopefully this feature will become a reality, and not in perpetual beta/testing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acalegari Avatar
5 days ago at 02:48 am
One thing iMessage does very well is multiple devices. It’s secure and persistent across Mac, iPad, iPhone. Apple should introduce it for android and PC so it kills WhatsApp for good
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpp85 Avatar
5 days ago at 03:39 am

Whatsapp is such an awful service. Easily the worst of all messenger clients. They don't have an iPad app even (unlike their corporate cousin Facebook Messenger, unlike Telegram, of course iMessage etc). But somehow they got popular with the cheap Android phone crowd, so here I am, forced to use it.
It’s not just cheap Android crowd, in Europe people with iPhones use it as well, it became number one messaging app and it’s now unfortunately the default messaging app in Europe. I know people with iPhones who don’t even have iMessage turned on which sucks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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