It is apparently something that has been in the works for a while but today, WhatsApp has officially announced that users will soon be able to transfer their chat history between iOS and Android. However, hold your horses though: this feature is not yet being made available for the general masses.
At the moment, users can only transfer the chat history from iOS to Android but not the other way around. Not only that, the feature will be rolled out to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 first before making its way to other Samsung devices with Android 10 or higher in “the coming weeks”.
Furthermore, the transfer process is not as direct as you may be expected. This is because it is an offline process that requires the usage of Lightning to USB-C cable which is something that has been noted by WABetaInfo before, based on a recent beta build made for Android.
In its brief note to the media, WhatsApp didn’t provide any rollout timeline of this feature for other Android devices and the same goes for the ability to transfer chat history from Android to iOS. Despite being made official, looks like there are still many questions regarding the feature that have been left unanswered by WhatsApp.
(Source: WhatsApp. Additional image: WABetaInfo.)