WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will grant users the ability to transfer their chats, logs, and transcripts between iOS and Android smartphones or tablets, making it more straightforward for WhatsApp users to switch between the two operating systems.
The new feature is in the early stages of development, and it was published thanks to WABetaInfo, who often posts unreleased and hidden features of the app.
According to a dedicated WhatsApp specialist, a future update will offer users the possibility to transfer their chats from iOS devices to Android devices and vice versa.
Both devices have to be running the newest WhatsApp version.
Suppose either of the two devices isn’t running the latest version of WhatsApp when the user is trying to port its data. In that case, the app will prompt them to update the app before proceeding to make the transfer, according to a screenshot from WABetaInfo.
On iOS, WhatsApp relies on iCloud to backup user data, making it simple to switch to a new iOS device and restore chats and data.
On Android, WhatsApp makes use of Google Drive to back up and restore chats and data.
WhatsApp also includes some neat features like password-protected iCloud backups, self-destructing images, and the possibility of linking one WhatsApp account to up to four devices.
As you can see, WhatsApp developers worked hard to grant users as much freedom and choice options as they wanted. The ability to switch between the two operating systems at ease is another sign of how portable WhatsApp truly is.
Ensure that you keep the app updated at all times so that you don’t miss out on the newest updates as soon as they are added.