WhatsApp enables the transfer of chats between iOS and Android

Suhaib Ahmed

13th Aug, 2021. 12:28 am
WhatsApp enables the transfer of chats between iOS and Android

WhatsApp has finally declared one of its most demanded features that are to transfer chats between iOS and Android. The news was announced during Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday and the Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 will be among the first devices to come with it.

After the two foldable’s, the feature will eventually roll out to Samsung devices with Android 10 and gradually all Android and iOS phones in the “coming weeks” but the timeframe for this rollout is not confirmed, but it appears that Samsung has acquired the exclusivity to convince iPhone users to switch to Samsung.

There is one caution with this feature, that you can only transfer your chats between the devices physically connected with a USB type C to lightning cable. However, you will be unable to transfer your chats over the internet or any other wireless connection.

If you have multiple cloud backups of your chat history and media, your backups will not be merged. In its place, the transferred data will override the backups you already have once the new backup is formed.

WhatsApp has also started testing multi-device sign-in recently and a stable update should start rolling out over the upcoming weeks.

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