- WhatsApp's upcoming feature will let users migrate chats between iOS and Android.
- The features tracker says that the upcoming feature would eliminate the need to use third-party apps.
- is currently under development and will be available in a future update.
WhatsApp is gearing to launch many interesting features, many of which have appeared in the beta updates. The latest feature that the company is reportedly working will let users migrate chats between iOS and Android. This is a much-needed feature that WhatsApp is working on as many a time when you switch to iOS from Android and vice versa, you lose your chat history. However, if WhatsApp rolls out this feature, switching operating systems will not be as much a problem as it is now.
As per Wabetainfo, WhatsApp is testing the chat history migration feature which would let users transfer their chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa, seamlessly. The features tracker says that the upcoming feature would eliminate the need to use third-party apps like WhatsApp Plus and more that violate the terms of service.
"WhatsApp will allow migrating your chat history from WhatsApp for iOS to WhatsApp for Android. It is obvious that WhatsApp will also allow the opposite way. When the user tries to link a device having a different operating system to his WhatsApp account, it's always needed to update to the latest WhatsApp update available on the App Store or TestFlight, in order to avoid any compatibility error with the Android version," Wabetainfo report stated.
The WhatsApp features tracker also shared a screenshot of the upcoming feature. In the screenshot shared by Wabetainfo, you can see the caricatures of an iPhone and an Android phone places next to each other. You will find the "Move chats to Android feature" right below the caricatures. However, the page says that in order to migrate your chats from iOS to Android, you will first have to update to the latest version of WhatsApp.Similarly, when you wish to transfer your chat history from iOS to Android, you will first have to update the app.
The feature like many other WhatsApp features is currently under development and will be available in a future update.
Wabetaiinfo said in its report that the chat migration feature would be beneficial for multi-device support. The multi-device option is another feature that WhatsApp seems to be developing. "WhatsApp 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 says.