WhatsApp officially introduced an easy way, letting you to transfer chat history between devices through QR Scan. Meta founder officially unveiled the feature and WhatsApp confirmed that it’s starting to roll out today, while users will get it in various phases.
Previously, it was possible to transfer WhatsApp Chat history between your devices. However, the procedure to get this task done is not convenient, as you were required to first create a backup of chats on Google Drive, then set up the same Google account on the second device, and then restore.
Thanks to the new QR Scan feature, WhatsApp Chat transfer is easier than ever and more secure. Well, there’s a caveat that both of your phones should be of the same operating system. This means chat transfer via QR is only possible between Android and Android, and iOS and iOS.
📱📲 Now you can transfer your full chat history seamlessly, quickly and securely across the same operating systems without ever having to leave the app. Out today 👀 pic.twitter.com/UqNpyw8bCC
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) June 30, 2023
To check this feature’s availability, keep your phone’s WhatsApp app updated to the latest Stable build through Google Play Store. You can perform clearing the App’s Cache, followed by a Reboot of your smartphone in order to increase the possibility of the feature’s arrival.
How to transfer chats between devices easily?
- Make sure both the devices (running the same OS) are connected to Wi-Fi and location enabled.
- On your old phone, go to Settings > Chats > Chat transfer
- With your new phone, scan the QR code shown on the screen on your old phone to complete the process.
WhatsApp Android App Updates – 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 – 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 188.8.131.52 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.