WhatsApp will soon allow users to transfer chats between Android and iOS devices
Despite its massive popularity, WhatsApp still lacks several key features offered by competitors like Telegram. WhatsApp users have asked for the ability to transfer their data across platforms (Android to iOS and vice versa) for years, and the only way to go about it was via third-party clients such as WhatsAppPlus and GB WhatsApp. That could be a reality soon, as a beta version of the app can now migrate chats between Android and iOS.
Wabetainfo reports that a future version of WhatsApp will allow iOS users to transfer chats to Android. The functionality is probably available to beta testers already, but there's no telling as to when it will make its way to a stable version of the messaging client. Hopefully, it arrives alongside the touted multi-device support, although the latter has been in testing for quite a while.
However, implementation could be a tad tricky, considering that all WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted, with the decryption key being stored on-device. That, combined with WhatsApp chats being uploaded on different platforms (Google Drive on Android vs iCloud on iOS), could complicate things further.