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WhatsApp will soon allow users to transfer chats between Android and iOS devices

A highly-anticipated feature could be coming to WhatsApp soon
A highly-anticipated feature could be coming to WhatsApp soon (image via WhatsApp)
A future version of WhatsApp will let users migrate their chats data across platforms. The feature is currently available in a beta version of the app and only allows iOS to Android transfers. There is no word as to when it will be available on the stable version of WhatsApp, though.

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.

 

 

This is what WhatsApp's cross-platform chat transfer could look like (image via WABetainfo)
This is what WhatsApp's cross-platform chat transfer could look like (image via WABetainfo)

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-04- 5 (Update: 2021-04- 5)
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