WhatsApp wants to migrate conversation history between iPhone and Android

WhatsApp has been around for a while, but the messaging platform becomes a real headache if you plan to switch from iPhone to Android device or vice versa. WhatsApp would like to simplify this process with a new feature.

The messaging service does not allow users to manage the same accounts on multiple devices, but that could change in the future. WhatsApp tests new features every month, but not all of them come to the app. The following information should then be taken with a grain of salt.

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The application will soon be equipped with many interesting features. For example, you will soon be able to send ephemeral images like on Snapchat. It is also now possible to make video and voice calls from WhatsApp Web.

WABetaInfo reports thata future version of WhatsApp will allow iOS users to transfer chats to Android. Implementing such a feature could be a bit tricky. Indeed, all WhatsApp conversations are end-to-end encrypted. In addition, the decryption key being stored on the device. The report mentions that it will build on the future multi-device feature that will allow users to manage the same account on multiple devices.

Transferring data from Android to iOS is soon possible on WhatsApp

Currently, there are a few third-party solutions that allow you to move chat history from Android to iOS, and vice versa. However, WhatsApp advises against using them because they not only present security risks, but they also violate all the terms of use. However, you can follow our guide on how to easily transfer your WhatsApp data from your Android mobile to your iPhone and vice versa.

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If WhatsApp added a feature dedicated to the migration between iOS and Android, this could make switching from one platform to another extremely easy. Support for the feature could take a long time to arrive for all users. Indeed, much of the code had to be rewritten to make the messaging service compatible with multiple devices. Although no date has been set for the release of this feature, do not expect his arrival for several months.

Source : ubergizmo

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