After being rumored for a number of weeks, WhatsApp lastly enabled message historical past and content material to be transferred between Android and iOS. The function was formally introduced immediately throughout Samsung’s Unpacked occasion. The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 would be the first to permit this, masking transfers from iOS gadgets to the brand new foldables.
The function will regularly roll out to Samsung gadgets on Android 10 or above earlier than ultimately reaching all different Android gadgets and iPhones “within the coming weeks”. There’s no clear timeframe for this new possibility, nevertheless it looks like Samsung pulled strings to carry exclusivity in hopes that it would lastly persuade iPhone customers to make the change to Samsung. WhatsApp hasn’t made clear when Android customers will have the ability to switch knowledge to iPhones.
Transferring chats will likely be potential when each the iOS and Android gadgets are bodily linked through USB-C to Lightning cable (the one conveniently included with all fashionable iPhones).You received’t have the ability to switch throughout platforms over the web.
Should you’ve received a couple of cloud backup of your chat historical past, pictures, and voice messages, the backups received’t be merged. Relatively, the transferred knowledge will overwrite the prevailing backup as soon as a brand new backup is carried out.
Ever since its inception greater than a decade in the past, WhatsApp has grow to be one of the crucial well-liked messaging apps on this planet. Since then, the messaging app was at all times restricted to a single occasion on a single machine. Switching telephones would imply that customers needed to carry out a again as much as native storage in order that messages, pictures, chats, and voice notes might be restored on a brand new machine, nevertheless it was by no means potential to switch knowledge between working techniques.