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The ability to transfer WhatsApp chat history between an Android device and an iPhone has reached a greater number of users thanks to a new beta of the instant messaging app.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in mid-June that WhatsApp would allow users the ability to transfer conversation history, photos, videos, and voice messages between the two operating systems while maintaining end-to-end encryption.
This feature was initially limited to a small group of WhatsApp beta participants, WABetaInfo reported. Then, he pointed out that, for the migration process to be successful, the user had to have version 5 onwards of the operating system installed on his Android device and iOS 15.5 on his iPhone.
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Now, this specialized portal has indicated that the messaging application is implementing the ability to move chats from Android to iOS for more users thanks to the recent beta update of WhatsApp for Android 188.8.131.52.
Once this version is installed, with the corresponding versions of Android 5 and later and iOS 15.5, the transfer of the files of said application can be started by connecting both devices to the same WiFi network and connected to a power source.
WABetaInfo has suggested that the implementation of this functionality will be progressive and that those users who do not have this option will receive it soon, since WhatsApp will enable it for more users in the coming weeks.
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It is worth remembering that the option to transfer conversation history between an iPhone and an Android device was introduced in September 2021, starting with Samsung mobiles.
A month later, Google expanded it to Pixel devices and advanced its arrival to all those new smartphones that integrated the launch version of Android 12.