Users may soon be able to transfer their chat history from an Android device to an iPhone with WhatsApp for iOS. Users using an iPhone can only migrate their chats from an existing iPhone handset at the moment, and they can’t move their chat history from an Android device.
Users of the instant messaging program on some Samsung and Google Pixel phones were able to transfer their chats from an iPhone last year.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for iOS beta version 22.2.74 has references to the possibility to import chat history from an Android device. The insider posted a snapshot of WhatsApp asking users for permission to import their chat history.
Beta testers have not yet been given access to the new experience. As a result, it may take some time for it to become a reality for end consumers.
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Last September, WhatsApp published beta version 188.8.131.52 for Android users, which included the possibility to move conversation history from an Android handset to an iOS device.
Earlier that month, a similar message occurred on WhatsApp for Android beta version 184.108.40.206.
To relocate conversation history, users may need to physically link their Android phones with a new iOS device using a USB Type-C-to-Lightning cable.
According to WABetaInfo, the transfer process may also require users to have Apple’s Move to iOS app installed on their Android smartphones.
WhatsApp brought the chat transfer capability from iOS to some Samsung handsets in August of last year. In late October, it was extended to Google Pixel devices.
The ability to migrate chats from iOS is available out of the box for Android 12 smartphones.