WhatsApp is engaged on a technique to let customers switch their chat historical past when migrating to a brand new cellphone that’s utilizing a special cellphone quantity, based on a report. The new improvement appears to be an extension of the flexibility to switch WhatsApp chat historical past from one platform to a different — from Android to iOS and vice versa — by a Chat History Migration instrument, which is at the moment mentioned to be in testing part. The Chat History Migration instrument may enable customers to switch media from one platform to a different. This will assist customers who wish to change their WhatsApp accounts between Android telephones and iPhones.
WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta-tracking web site, reports that WhatsApp is testing an up to date Chat History Migration instrument that will enable customers to switch their chat historical past to not only a new machine on a special platform but in addition when the brand new machine has a special cellphone quantity. So, for example, in case you are altering your cellphone quantity alongside switching from an current Android cellphone to a brand new iPhone, it is possible for you to to switch your current WhatsApp chat historical past to the brand new machine.
WhatsApp currently allows customers to alter their cellphone quantity with out shedding any chats. It additionally permits you to switch your chat historical past in the event you’re switching to a brand new machine and cellphone quantity. But on this specific case, the brand new machine must be based mostly on the identical platform as your outdated handset. This implies that it is possible for you to to switch your chat historical past in case you are switching between two iPhone fashions or two Android telephones. However, WhatsApp doesn’t have the flexibility to switch chats between Android and iPhone, which is what the messaging app may change with its Chat History Migration instrument.
A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo means that WhatsApp might have a hyperlink to give you a technique to switch your chat historical past when switching your machine and cellphone quantity. However, it is very important be aware that customers will solely get the choice of migrating their chats when signing in to your WhatsApp account on the brand new cellphone for the primary time and never later. In addition to transferring chats, the instrument may be used emigrate media out there in WhatsApp from one machine to a different.
WABetaInfo experiences that the function is at the moment underneath improvement on each WhatsApp for Android and iPhone. A few references concerning the Chat History Migration instrument have been additionally spotted final month. However, there are not any particulars on when it is going to be out there to customers — even in beta testing.
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