WhatsApp is rolling out new feature to allow users to move chat history, including photos, videos, and voice messages, from an Android phone to iPhone and vice versa.
In August 2021, iPhone owners had the ability to move their chats from an iPhone to a few Samsung Galaxy phones and that was expanded to Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro in October. Meanwhile, you will have the freedom to transfer your WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone.
A new way to keep the chats that mean the most 📱📲 Today, you’ll have the ability to transfer your entire chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa. Now you have the freedom to switch to and from your preferred devices.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) July 20, 2022
In mid-June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Android-to-iPhone transfers were being “added” and confirmed that end-to-end encryption is maintained for Android-to-iPhone transfers.
“We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook Page.
“This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability to switch from iPhone–>Android last year, and now adding Android–>iPhone as well.”
Last June, media outlets revealed that the app will unveil new features from group calls to allow users to mute or message specific people on a call.
It noted: “Some new features for group calls on @WhatsApp: You can now mute or message specific people on a call (great if someone forgets to mute themselves!), and we’ve added a helpful indicator so you can more easily see when more people join large calls.”
One of the features is an indicator placed at the bottom of the group call. It informs all participants that someone joined the group call. These features will be available to the users who have installed the latest version of the app.