WhatsApp is trying to bring news and improvements to your messaging service. These things have accumulated and made Facebook’s proposal more attractive to users, who thus get more of this service.
The latest one was just announced, during a Samsung event, and it opens the door for anyone to change their phone and even their operating system. We talked about the possibility of transferring WhatsApp message history between iOS and Android.
Even with an efficient backup system, WhatsApp has always been limited when it comes to migrating flaws between mobile operating systems. On Android, this process can be done, being simple, but not on iOS.
Thus, the novelty presented in Galaxy Unpacked Come to change a lot in this service. What has been revealed reveals that it will soon be possible for any iOS user to switch to Android and take their WhatsApp messages with them.
Although intended for the two supported mobile platforms, this WhatsApp news will reach Android and Samsung smartphones first. It only requires these smartphones to be running Android 10 or later.
This migration method only requires a USB-C and Lightning cable to make the connection between Android and iOS. Then, without using the Internet, the data will be transferred between the devices as expected by the users.
As revealed by WhatsApp, implementing this feature was not simple. Since messages are end-to-end encrypted and stored on a smartphone, migration requires additional work from WhatsApp, operating system developers, and manufacturers. It was necessary to ensure a collaborative effort to achieve the transfer.
The novelty will arrive in the coming weeks, and will later be extended to smartphones and other systems. There are no scheduled dates, but there is a certainty that soon everyone will be able to transfer WhatsApp message history between iOS and Android and vice versa.
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