Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly planning to allow its users to migrate their chat history from an Android device to an iPhone soon. Currently, chat transfer feature is available from iOS to Samsung devices and Google pixel since last October. Now, the company is planning to expand this feature to more Android phones.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on an “import chat history” feature that will let Android users move their chats to an iPhone device.
The feature was spotted in development in the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS v22.2.74. The report also has a screenshot which shows that the app asks users for their permission to import chat history.
Beta testers haven’t yet got access to the experience as WABetaInfo has only found references of the feature till now. Currently, it is not available to everyone at the moment.
WhatsApp released a beta version of the feature back in September last year that will allow users to move their chats to iOS from an older Android device. The feature requires users to have a Lightning USB type-C cable to connect their Android phones with the new iPhone to move their chat history. The migration process may also require users to have Apple’s Move app on their Android phones.
The feature was rolled out for some Samsung smartphones back in August last year while the Google Pixel devices got the same feature later in October. Note that the feature is essentially available on devices that run on Android 12 out of the box.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also reportedly rolling out a new global voice note player on iOS beta that will let users listen to a voice message even when they switch to a different chat. With this new voice note player, users can listen to a voice note without dismissing it when they swipe back or open a different chat. This feature has been released to some iOS beta testers, including WhatsApp Business beta.