WhatsApp Reveals Chat Transfer Between iOS and Android, Starting With Samsung at Galaxy Unpacked

WhatsApp has on Wednesday unveiled a much-anticipated feature allowing users to finally transfer their chat history between iOS and Android phones. this is often a feature that has been hugely anticipated by users, and so far, if you switched from an iPhone to an Android phone or the other way around, then you either had to trust third-party apps, take complicated steps, or simply hand over on your chat history. With the new feature, WhatsApp is promising a simple solution to the present problem.

WhatsApp announced at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, and initially, users are going to be ready to use the feature to migrate their chat history from iPhones to Samsung phones, starting with the new foldable from the South Korean tech giant — it’s like Samsung is hoping that this might help entice users who were locked into their iPhones, but are intrigued by its new folding phones. However, the feature is going to be available for both iOS and Android and can add both directions soon, WhatsApp said.

A user’s entire chat history is end-to-end encrypted on their own device, and this suggests that migrating chats including voice notes saw technical issues. WhatsApp says that it worked with the world’s largest handset makers and OS makers to form this possible.

“WhatsApp is going to be introducing the power to maneuver your entire WhatsApp chat history — including voice notes, photos, and conversations — seamlessly and securely if you select to modify mobile operating systems,” the corporate said in its announcement. “The feature means people are going to be ready to switch between the platforms of their choice and take their WhatsApp history with them.”

“The feature is going to be available to users of both Android and iOS systems — which suggests that folks are going to be ready to switch from both Android to iOS, and from iOS to Android. it’ll start to roll out on Android initially, and on Samsung’s newest Galaxy phones to start. Users are going to be ready to take their WhatsApp history from iOS to an Android device, and can subsequently be ready to do an equivalent on iOS devices.”

“Your WhatsApp messages belong to you. That’s why they’re stored on your phone by default, and not accessible within the cloud-like many other messaging services,” said Sandeep Paruchuri, product manager at WhatsApp. “We’re excited for the primary time to form it easy for people to securely transfer their WhatsApp history from one OS to a different. This has been one among our most requested features from users for years and that we worked alongside operating systems and device manufacturers to unravel it.”