WhatsApp now allows chat history to be transferred from Android to iPhone

Android users can now switch to iPhone and continue to use WhatsApp without losing their chat history.

This was announced by the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on his Facebook page today, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

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He said: “We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption.

“This is a top requested feature.

“We launched the ability to switch from iPhone to Android last year, and now adding Android to iPhone as well,” he said.

This is coming almost a year after allowing iPhone users to switch to Android without losing their chat history. The move to iPhone can be done through the use of another app ‘Move to iOS.’

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The iPhone must be factory new or reset to factory settings to pair with the Move to iOS app and move data from an Android phone.

Both of the devices must also be connected to a power source and the same Wi-Fi network, or the Android device could be connected to the iPhone’s hotspot.

The new iPhone must also be using the same phone number as the Android device.

The user will have to then download the Move to iOS app onto their Android phone, and follow the steps until a code pops up on their iPhone screen.

After they enter the code into the app, the user can then request to transfer the WhatsApp data stored on the Android device.

Once the transfer is complete, they can download WhatsApp onto the new iPhone, and, when opened and logged in, they will be prompted to download their data.

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