WhatsApp iOS to Android chat switch begins rolling out to new telephones



The lengthy sought-after skill to switch your WhatsApp chat archive between iOS and Android is quick turning into a actuality, with Pixel and new Android telephones becoming a member of the fray.

Making the swap from iOS to Android (and vice versa) is mostly a a lot smoother expertise than it was once. However one make space of friction is WhatsApp, with archived chats from one not capable of be transferred to the opposite.

That began to alter in latest months with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 enabling the switch of WhatsApp chats from iOS.

Now that WhatsApp chat switch characteristic has begun rolling out to new Android telephones usually, beginning with all of Google’s Pixel telephones permitting you emigrate your messages from iOS.

In a latest weblog submit, Google outlined this helpful new skill. You’ll have to have Android 12 put in as commonplace to carry out the switch (therefore Pixel telephones and new telephones being first), in addition to a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Hook up the telephones with this cable, and when prompted throughout the brand new Android system set-up course of, “scan a QR code in your iPhone to launch WhatsApp and transfer all of your conversations, media and extra over to your new system”.

Google and WhatsApp have ensured that you simply received’t obtain any new messages in your outgoing iPhone whereas the switch is going down.

After all, most Android customers don’t have Android 12 but, and producers must activate the characteristic each time they provoke their Android 12 updates.

There’s additionally no phrase from Apple on when (or if) the method will have the ability to function in the other way any time quickly. But it surely’s a welcome begin, and an incentive for curious iOS customers to department out and check out one thing new.