Users on Android may soon have access to a WhatsApp chat history migration tool, making it easier to switch from iOS.
As a reference to the feature has surfaced online, WhatsApp chat history from an Android phone may soon be migrated to an iPhone. Last month, the Facebook-owned company released the much-anticipated chat migration tool, but it is only available for iOS users at the moment. WhatsApp, on the other hand, has been discovered to be working on expanding the migration feature to allow Android users to move their chats and media from an iOS device directly to an Android device. The chat migration feature was available only to users who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones, which were released last month.
The migration of chat history from Android devices to iPhone has been suggested through WhatsApp for Android beta version 18.104.22.168, according to WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo. The most recent beta contains a hidden reference to the feature ahead of its release.
WABetaInfo also shared a screenshot demonstrating how Android users can transfer their chat history and media to a new iPhone using WhatsApp. On their Android device, users would need to download Apple's Move to iOS app. It's also likely that they'll need a cable to connect their Android and iOS devices physically. This could work similarly to how people must physically connect an iPhone and an Android phone in order to transfer their chat history from one to the other.
WhatsApp mentioned that it would eventually allow Android users to migrate their existing chats and media to iOS when it released its chat history migration feature for iOS devices. However, there is no official word on when it will be available.
There is currently no way for Android WhatsApp users to transfer their chats and media to an iPhone. When switching between two Android or iPhone devices, however, users can transfer their content.