WhatsApp’s announcement arrived late in the evening of September 2, 2021: the transfer of chat from iOS to Android is official, also in Italy. After the first warning in August, the team behind the well-known instant messaging application confirmed everything.
In particular, according to the reports of WaBetaInfo on Twitter and how you can read on the official blog of WhatsApp, the implementation of this functionality was very much requested by users. In the end, the team behind the instant messaging application decided to follow the community feedback, introducing the possibility of transferring the chat history from one operating system to another.
This feature will definitely be useful for those who change their smartphones, maybe switching from an Android device to an iPhone or vice versa. Through a dedicated post, the WhatsApp team states that “you can soon transfer all the WhatsApp chat history from iOS to Android. The transfer will be done directly, i.e. without the messages being sent to WhatsApp during the operation, and will also include voice, photo and video messages.
At the beginning, this feature will be available on all Samsung devices with Android 10 or higher operating system, but users of other Android devices will soon be able to use it too.” The release of the functionality will therefore take place gradually, so that the team behind the note app has declared that this “is only the first step.”
For the rest, it was also announced that “from now on, during the configuration of WhatsApp on […] new device, […] will be offered the possibility to make the safe transfer of […] chat. For the operation to be successful, just have a USB-C cable to Lightning.” I mean, it’s definitely a big new thing.