WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will allow Android users to migrate their chat history onto iPhones. This feature is crucial for users who change devices, especially if they move to one with a different operating system, such as the iPhone.
Version 22.2.74 of the WhatsApp app for iOS includes a new feature that allows users to transfer text messages from an Android device to an iPhone, according to WABetaInfo, a site that tracks new features in WhatsApp betas. It appears that the feature is similar to one spotted in version 126.96.36.199 of the app’s Android beta, which was released earlier this month and supports transferring text chats from Android to iPhones.
According to images shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp users will need to allow the app permission before it starts the transfer process. They will also need to keep the messaging app open and their phone unlocked while the transfer occurs.
In September, WhatsApp began allowing users to transfer their chat history from iOS to Samsung phones, and the capability was later expanded to include chat transfers from iOS to other Android 12 devices. It is still not clear which phones will support the feature, or when it will be rolled out.