Transfer Whatsapp Chats Between iPhone & Android Phones: New Whatsapp Update You Should Know
Has it ever happened to you? You changed your mobile phone and now wanted to transfer all the data from the old mobile to a new one. You successfully transferred the data now only one thing was remaining. Transferring your WhatsApp chat history. Then only the epiphany dawned upon you and said you can’t transfer the chat history as your new phone runs on another operating system than your previous phone? Yes, we are sure you have also experienced the same problem. Now after so many years, the high lords in the office of Whatsapp have heard your cry and they are tweaking their systems so that you can transfer your chat history, hassle-free!
Now, transfer your chat history within different Operating Systems
Whatsapp has introduced a new feature that will soon become available to users of both iOS and Android devices, which will enable them to move their WhatsApp voice notes, photos, and conversations securely between devices while switching between different mobile operating systems.
According to sources, WhatsApp appeared to be working on integration into Android’s built-in transfer app, the Google Data Transfer Tool, which lets users transfer their files from one Android device to another, or switch from iOS to Android and vice versa.
For using this feature, WhatsApp users will have to connect their old and new devices via a USB-C to Lightning cable and launch Smart Switch. After that, the new phone will prompt you to scan a QR code using your old phone and export your WhatsApp history. For completing the transfer, you’ll have to sign into WhatsApp on the new device and import the messages.
Watershed moment, it might be!
Building such a feature was not a small task, as messages across its service are end-to-end encrypted by default and stored on users’ devices. Because of this, the creation of a tool to move chat history between operating systems required additional work from both WhatsApp as well as the operating system and device manufacturers, for making the process run in a secure way.
Sandeep Paruchuri, product manager at WhatsApp, said, “Your WhatsApp messages belong to you. That’s why they are stored on your phone by default, and not accessible in the cloud-like many other messaging services.”
“We’re excited for the first time to make it easy for people to securely transfer their WhatsApp history from one operating system to another. This has been one of our most requested features from users for years and we worked together with operating systems and device manufacturers to solve it,” he added further.