WhatsApp now lets you transfer chat history from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp adds the ability to transfer chat history from Android to iPhone after previously only allowing users to transfer chats the other way (from iPhone to Android). The job was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook share. Early signs of the feature, which is in beta right now, were previously around spotted by WABetaInfo.

The update helps resolve a long-running WhatsApp issue, which is that it has historically been difficult to transfer chats between the two phones’ operating systems. It is easy to transfer chats from one iOS device to another or from one Android device to another but not generally between the two different operating systems.

The transfer process only works on new or factory reset iPhones that take advantage of existing Apple devices Go to iOS Android app (which actually helps transfer contacts, calendar entries, SMS messages, and more). While setting up the iPhone, select the “Transfer Data from Android” option, then follow the steps in the Android app. Once the iPhone is fully setup, open WhatsApp and sign in with the same phone number. Your pre-existing Android chat history should appear.

To start the transfer, you will need to be running Android 5 or later on your Android device and iOS 15.5 on your iPhone. Unfortunately, if you already have a pre-existing iOS chat history, it will overwrite the imported Android history.

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