WhatsApp is testing a new ‘chat transfer’ feature from Android to Android
January 6, 2023 3:10 AM
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Transferring WhatsApp chat history when switching phones can be a hassle.
Around WA beta informationWhatsApp Tracker, the company is currently working on a feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history to new Android devices.
Why is this story important?
In 2021, WhatsApp introduced iPhone to iPhone data transfer. The following year, an Android to iPhone transfer took place.
And now, five months after the company officially launched the latter, we got our first glimpse of easy Android-to-Android data transfers.
Sure, the Meta-owned company is a little late to the party, but as they say, “better late than never.”
The new feature is under “Chat” in settings
WhatsApp has released WhatsApp Beta for Android 188.8.131.52. With the new update, WA beta information noticed a company working on a new feature that will allow users to transfer their chats to new Android devices.
In the future, WhatsApp[設定]>[チャット]to access this feature. To transfer chats, tap “Chat Transfer to Android”.
No more backing up your chat history to Google Drive
Switching to a new Android device means backing up your WhatsApp chat history to Google Drive. However, as new features become available, you no longer need to back up your chats.
Instead, simply select the new option to transfer chats to your Android device with one click.
This is especially beneficial if you have fast switching in mind.
WhatsApp is developing features for future updates
WhatsApp is developing “Chat Transfer to Android” for future updates. It’s unclear when the company will roll out this feature. You can expect more information about the feature and its availability in the coming weeks.