WhatsApp lets users transfer chat history from iPhone to Pixel, Android devices

By: News Desk      Published: 09:11 AM, 27 Oct, 2021
WhatsApp lets users transfer chat history from iPhone to Pixel, Android devices
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If you switched from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device in the last couple of months, then you shouldn’t have had any issues transferring your WhatsApp chat history from one phone to another. However, this specific feature is limited to Samsung Galaxy devices, or at least it was until recently.

Google announced that it has finally managed to bring the same feature to Pixel and all other Android 12 smartphones. Starting today, iPhone users can safely transfer their chat history and memories from their WhatsApp account to Android.

In order to successfully bring your WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to a compatible Android device, you’ll need a USB-C to Lightning cable. After connecting the two phones, you will be prompted to scan a QR code with your iPhone to open WhatsApp and move all your conversations, media and any other memories to your new Android device.

As mentioned earlier, this feature is already available on Samsung Galaxy devices, and now it’s fully supported on all Pixel phones. Google also confirmed that the transfer capability will become available on new smartphones that launch with Android 12 too.

WhatsApp announced iOS-to-Android chat history transfers at a Samsung hardware event in August and the Korean tech giant's devices were first to take advantage of the feature. An Android-to-iOS version is expected to launch at a later date. 

It is unclear if the new WhatsApp transfer tool will prove beneficial to mobile platform churn, but messaging histories, photos and other difficult to transfer data are notorious contributors to platform stickiness.–phoneerana.com