WhatsApp will soon allow users to transfer chats from Android to iOS

WhatsApp, an instant messaging service, will soon allow users to transfer their chat history from Android to Apple iOS devices. The startup first launched in October, allowing iOS users to move their chats to Samsung and Google Pixel devices, and is now trying to expand to additional platforms.

According to WABetaInfo, the business is working on a “transfer chats to iOS” functionality that will prompt users for permission before importing chat data. Unfortunately, based on the screenshots provided, it appears that consumers will only have one opportunity to begin the relocation procedure. If you skip the step, you will no longer see the prompt.

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To accomplish this, you may need to download the “Move to iOS” program, which enables for the secure transfer of content such as contacts, message history, images, and email accounts. When you select to migrate your data, the software creates a secret Wi-Fi network and searches for nearby Android devices. Choose the one that belongs to you, input a security code, and the transfer will begin. During the session, users must also keep their phone and app unlocked.

WABetaInfo earlier stated in a tweet that the transition from iOS to Android is approaching, but only for those running the most recent version of Android 12. Will Cathcart, WhatsApp’s CEO, verified this by announcing that the feature will soon be available in both phone ecosystems.

WhatsApp to allow chat history transfers between iOS and Android - The Verge

Meanwhile, WhatsApp intends to roll out new editing features that will allow users to doodle on photos before transmitting them. Users will soon be able to select from three different pencil sizes and types. A blurring tool is also on the way, which will be useful for emailing screenshots containing sensitive data.

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