When you use WhatsApp on multiple devices, including those that are on different platforms, backing up them can be a hassle as they are in different clouds. But soon, that might stop being a problem. The Facebook-owned messaging app is reportedly working in a way that would allow you to migrate your chat history from one platform to another. So this means that even if you are currently using an iOS phone and want to switch to an Android device, you will be able to export and import your WhatsApp chat history.
WABetaInfo You have a history of future feature leaks or WhatsApp app changes, so this latest information may be real. The report says that they are working on a cross-platform migration for their chat backups. A future update will allow chat history migration, whether you are using an iOS or Android device. There are currently solutions for that, but since they are unofficial, they are not really recommended as they will violate the application’s Terms of Service.
So if you are one of those who use WhatsApp on different platforms, you will have to wait for a future update that will allow you to migrate your chat history from one platform to another. Initially it says that it will allow you to do it from iOS to Android, but obviously, it can also be the other way around. When you try to pair a device on a different operating system, you will have to update to the latest
in the AppStore, so there is no compatibility bug with the Android version.
There don’t seem to be any other details on how this will work. Probably the reason this has not happened before is due to the difference in data formats. In case you didn’t know, Android backs it up to Google Drive while Apple puts it to iCloud. So the fact that they can finally do it is a good thing, as there are probably a lot of people using different devices and different platforms.
We still don’t know when this will happen as there is no date for the next update yet. Of course, when we have the official word or more details, we will let you know.