The instant messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it will allow users to transfer their WhatsApp history from iOS to Android starting today, and as of now, support for this feature is enabled for Samsung-branded Android devices running Android 10 or higher.
However, WhatsApp announced that the same will be available to other Android phone users as well, and in a post on its blog announcing the launch of the feature, WhatsApp says that it is one of the most requested features by its users, the company said: “We have worked hard with operating systems and companies equipment manufacturer in order to build it in a safe and reliable manner.
WhatsApp says that message migration will happen without messages being sent to WhatsApp in the process, and as far as the data that can be migrated, the company says it will include voice messages, photos and videos. It will not include peer-to-peer push messages and call history.
When you set up a new device, you will be given the option to securely transfer your chats from your old device to your new device, and this process will require a USB-C to Lightning cable, Samsung SmartSwitch app version 18.104.22.168 or later on the new device, WhatsApp iOS 22.214.171.124 or Newer version on the old device WhatsApp Android version 126.96.36.199 or later on the new device Same phone number on the new device as the old device.
It should be noted that the transferred data does not move to cloud storage as a result of the migration, although users send this data separately to their cloud storage separately via Chat Backup.