UPDATED: July 30, 2021, 11:50 IST
Users who switch from Android to iOS and vice versa often lose their chat history because chat migration in operating systems is not available yet. However, the latest reports suggest that is finally developing a way to let users transfer their chat history from iOS to Android. Up until now, chat histories can only migrate from an Android device to an Android and from iOS to iOS. But now, two publications that are mostly correct with their predictions about WhatsApp have noted that WhatsApp will finally fix that issue.
WhatsApp features tracker Wabetainfo had reported in April that WhatsApp could soon make transferring chats from Android to iOS possible but now an XDA report has hinted at the other possibilities as well. The report suggests that the migration from iOS to Android could be possible with the help of a Switch to Android app on the App Store. The app has not been released yet but once done, it will require the iOS users to enter their iCloud password to decrypt data.
Wabetainfo had shared some screenshots of the upcoming feature. The screenshots reveal that users will soon get a new Move chat to Android option on WhatsApp for iOS. The first image asks the iPhone user to scan the QR code to open WhatsApp and then tap on the Start button to transfer chats. The user is advised to keep his iPhone unlocked and WhatsApp open when the chat migration is underway. WhatsApp is currently working on the feature and has yet to make an official announcement about the same.
Previously, WhatsApp had shared that in order to transfer from Android to iOS and vice versa, users will have to update their app to the latest version. The features tracker had also said that once rolled out, the feature would be highly beneficial for the upcoming multi-device support.
The multi-device option is another feature that WhatsApp seems to be developing. “Hasp is giving a lot of priority for this feature, that will allow using your WhatsApp account on multiple devices at the same time. The development of the feature takes a long time because it will totally change your experience on WhatsApp, and a lot of things have been rewritten in order to be compatible with multi-device,” the report said.