WhatsApp Rolling Out Ability to Transfer Chats Between iOS and Android
One of the biggest hurdles for customers looking to switch between Android and iOS is their inability to transfer their WhatsApp chats between the two different ecosystems. Now, that’s coming to an end, as WhatsApp has officially announced that it will easily allow users to transfer their chats between Android and iOS.
As reported first by Engadget, WhatsApp used airtime during Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event to announce the new feature. WhatsApp tested the feature for the past few weeks and said it was difficult to implement due to “end-to-end encryption,” requiring added assistance to make it work.
The feature will first arrive on Android devices, specifically Samsung smartphones, allowing users to initially transfer chats from iOS to Samsung smartphones. The transfer will include the chat itself, photos, videos, and voice memos, and should be available to Samsung users in the “coming weeks.” WhatsApp has not said when the feature will arrive for a wider range of WhatsApp devices and on iOS.