WhatsApp to let you switch in between iPhone and Android devoid of losing chat history: Here’s how it will work

If you are switching from iOS to Android, your WhatsApp chat history will remain intact. Provided you are making use of Samsung devices to commence with. WhatsApp is adding a new feature in which one can transfer chats such as media files, voice notes from an iPhone to Android interface.

The feature that was announced in the course of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 occasion on August 11 will be coming to Samsung’s new foldables, aka Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 and other Samsung phones “in the coming weeks”. WhatsApp chat transfer from iOS to Android really should ultimately be offered on other devices but there is no clarity when.

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Earlier transfer of chats was only probable in between phones operating with the similar mobile operating technique. On switching from iOS to Android or vice versa, the chat history can be saved in the WhatsApp cloud backup feature exactly where for iOS customers it can be saved on their Cloud though for Android customers it can be saved in Google drive but can not be retrieved on the app.

The new feature transfers chat histories making use of physical lightning to USB-C cable rather than sending making use of the net. But if you have currently transferred in between OS and Android in the previous only the present backup can be restored, the new feature will not merge them collectively into a single chat history although. The backup will not overwrite any current backups but will develop two cloud backups.

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The new feature will permit transfers from iOS to Samsung new foldable devices launched at initially and in the coming days to other Samsung devices operating on Android 10. It is also not clear when the chat transfer will be probable from Android to iOS.

Originally appeared on: TheSpuzz