WhatsApp is working on a chat history migration feature between Android and iOS

 

WhatsApp is working on a chat history migration feature between Android and iOS

I remember someone asking me last year if there was a way to transfer WhatsApp chat backup from Android to iOS. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to help, and due to my busy schedule, I didn’t follow up to find out what the person eventually did. It turns out that there actually isn’t a way to natively transfer your chat backup from one platform to the other but now a solution is already in development.


For a messaging platform that is more than a decade old, you would think migrating your data from one platform to another would be one of the early features, but unfortunately, that is not the case.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp (or Facebook) is working on a feature that allows for chat history migration. An image shared by the blog, which is dedicated to all things related to the messaging app, shows an interface that allows a user to migrate their chats to Android. We believe there is a similar image that allows for moving chats to iOS too. The image shows that users will be required to update their app to the latest version to use the feature. This is believed to prevent compatibility issues.

There is no mention of when the feature will be available but we hope it arrives sooner rather than later. WhatsApp sometimes takes time before rolling out a feature, so we’ll advise you not to raise your hopes that this will come with the next update.

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