WhatsApp: Chats can be transferred from iOS to Android in the future

    The switch from Android to iOS and from iOS to Android has become easier and easier in recent years, WhatsApp is part of the game, but you almost always despair of transferring the chat history from one smartphone platform to the other. WhatsApp now wants to simplify the switch from iOS to Android.

    While changing the smartphone within an ecosystem is no problem for WhatsApp with a corresponding backup and all content, processes and settings can be transferred without any problems, a transfer from an iPhone to an Android smartphone or from an Android to an iOS device is possible only possible with paid programs, which sometimes cause a lot of effort or require very specific WhatsApp versions. According to WABetaInfo WhatsApp plans to officially support both transfer directions, even if the beta versions only talk about iOS to Android so far.

    Transmission by cable and QR code

    It has been reported for a long time that such a function for transferring chat histories is in development, now it has XDA Developers However, screenshots of the transfer process have been published, which show the new “Move Chats to Android” function in the settings of the WhatsApp iOS app. However, this transfer does not work wirelessly or via a cloud service either, instead the iPhone and Android smartphone must be connected to each other via a USB-to-Lightning cable during the transfer. The transfer can then be initiated on the iPhone and started using a QR code that is scanned with the Android smartphone. The iPhone must remain unlocked during the transfer, otherwise it will abort.

    Even if the function has already appeared in a WhatsApp beta, it is completely unclear when it will actually be made available to users.

    WhatsApp can soon be used on multiple devices

    Should be in the next two months WhatsApp also received multi-device support – initially in a public beta. WhatsApp should then be able to be used on several devices without the main device with the stored phone number, usually the smartphone, having to be online. This restriction currently applies to the use of WhatsApp on the desktop PC. With multi-device support, WhatsApp could be used on the desktop, tablet and other devices without an active smartphone, and all chats should always be synchronized.

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