WhatsApp has said that its whole communication history would soon be transferable from iOS to Android – with Samsung’s first-in-line phones.
WhatsApp adds one of its most sought-after features — the ability to translate the complete history of chat between iOS and Android.
However, the feature is only available first if you desire to change from iPhone to Samsung. All Galaxy devices running Android 10 or later, including Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3, are supported. WhatsApp claimed the capability will be available in the future, although it is not known when to add additional handsets (including iPhones).
The lack of platform-based data transfer was an odd omission from the most popular message application in the world to date. IOS employs iCloud whereas Android relies on Google Drive, which is the key factor that cloud storage services are chosen.
The Verge says that transferring data between them will always require a physical connection to USB-C cables via a Lightning system. Backup the cloud after the conversation history transfers merely overwrite the existing data – iCloud and Google Drive backups cannot be merged.