WhatsApp starts beta testing chat history transfers from Android to iOS
Last year WhatsApp added the option to transfer chat history from iOS to Android, starting with Samsung (in August) and eventually making it available for all Android 12 devices (in October). Transferring the other way, from Android to iOS, is going into beta testing today.
This means that it will be a while before the option is available to everyone. But if you are running WhatsApp beta, here are some key requirements:
- Android 5 (Lollipop) or later, WhatsApp (Android) 220.127.116.11 or later
- iOS 15.5, WhatsApp (iOS) 18.104.22.168 or later
- Same phone number as on the old phone
- Possible only during the initial setup of the iPhone
The transfer is done using the Apple’s Move to iOS app and happens locally. This means the old and new phones must be on the same Wi-Fi network (a Wi-Fi hotspot works too) and both must be plugged into a charger.
Note that the data on the Android device won’t be wiped automatically, you can do that yourself afterwards. Also, while messages will be transferred, peer to peer payment messages and your WhatsApp call history will not be carried over to the iPhone.
- 23 Jun 2022
I literally have no clue what you're trying to prove here. My point was that people love free s**t. Whatsapp is free. They use it en mass, especially since it's now shilled by Facebook and tons of people are on Facebook.
- 21 Jun 2022
Any specific date when can i transfer my whatsapp
- 20 Jun 2022
Does anyone have idea when the whatsapp transfer feature will come on playstore? How long does the rolling out status take?