WhatsApp finally makes it possible to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone to an Android phone. According to the information, the iOS-Android migration tool coming to WhatsApp in April, but there were no confirmations from the Facebook-owned company until yesterday. But now it’s officially introduced, that this feature exists and will come first in new Samsung’s brand new foldable devices.
During the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung revealed that users who will switch from iOS to Android will be able to bring their WhatsApp data, including conversations to the media, to the Galaxy smartphone.
Samsung showed this via iPhone transferring WhatsApp data to Galaxy phone via USB cable.
“For the first time on any Android smartphone, you can securely transfer your WhatsApp experience — including your conversations and photos — from your old iPhone to your new Galaxy smartphone.”
WhatsApp soon confirmed that this new migration tool will allow data transfer from iOS to Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. There will also be other Samsung devices running Android 10 and higher “in the coming weeks.” However, WhatsApp did not disclose when the feature will arrive on other Android phones.
How to transfer/move your WhatsApp data from iPhone to Galaxy smartphone?
To transfer your WhatsApp data from your iPhone to a Galaxy phone, you’ll need a Lightning to USB-C cable. Note that if you have two different WhatsApp backups (one in Google Drive and one in iCloud), the new transfer tool will not integrate them. Instead, what happens when you transfer your WhatsApp data to an Android phone and restore it, a new backup will override your old Android backup.
While users don’t know when WhatsApp plans to release the “Move chat to Android” feature for non-Galaxy phones, it may come next to Google’s new “Switch to Android” app for iOS.
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WhatsApp Android App Updates – 126.96.36.199 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 188.8.131.52 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 184.108.40.206 – BETA
- Get the latest WhatsApp Beta via the Link
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp making Status accessible from the Chat screen
WhatsApp’s traditional Status section became controversial after the Channels feature integration. The messenger app replaced the list form of Status with Instagram-like heads. Well, WhatsApp is now testing the ability to make Status directly from the chat screen.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Beta for Android 220.127.116.11 is rolling out with the ability to check Status from the Chat screen. Status updates can also be visible in the conversation screen as the status ring now appears around the profile photo within the top app bar.
This change significantly enhances the overall user experience by minimizing the need to navigate between tabs, and improving the process of staying connected with your contacts by viewing their status updates even from the conversation screen.
In addition, this reduced navigation not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to a more user-friendly experience. It’s very important to note that if you choose to mute status updates from a particular contact, you won’t see them when you open the conversation with that contact.
WhatsApp Chat Backup – A big shift on the way to affect all!
Google offers 15GB of free cloud storage to all accounts, shared across Drive, Gmail, and Photos. On Android devices, WhatsApp offers an automated backup service that regularly creates a backup of your chat history on Google Drive.
In its recent announcement, Google said that WhatsApp chat backup will start counting toward your Google Account cloud storage limit. Beta users will shift to this change next month, with expansion scheduled until early 2024.
As long as you have available space within your Google Account, WhatsApp backups will continue to work. However, you’ll need to free up space to restart automatic backup in case you hit the storage limit (15GB).
Google’s announcement notes that WhatsApp backup experience on Android will be in line with how it works on other platforms, with the added benefit of Google’s 15 GB of storage available at no charge.