After the latest Android 12 update, Google revealed that users may now move their WhatsApp chat history and memories from an iPhone to an Android smartphone.
Google stated in a blog post announcing the news that some types of data were previously hard to transfer when shifting from an iPhone to an Android device.
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Things like your WhatsApp chat history — those priceless memories, images, voice messages, and discussions with friends and family — may be difficult to let go of, which is something we wanted to address.
It did, however, say that the transition was now feasible, and that they had collaborated closely with the WhatsApp team to develop a new set of features aimed at making switching from iPhone to Android and shifting WhatsApp history easier.
The migration is rather straightforward. Take, for example, the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro. A Lightning to USB-C cable is all you’ll need. You connect your Pixel to your iPhone using it, and then you scan a QR code on your iPhone to access WhatsApp and migrate all of your chats, media, and more to your Pixel when requested during the initial setup of the Pixel.
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The data is sent between the phones safely. Google claims to have worked closely with WhatsApp to guarantee that your information and files are secure and that no one else has access to them.
The conversation history will simply be transferred from the iPhone to the Pixel, and the iPhone will lose the ability to receive new messages from that moment forward while the transfer is in place.