This WhatsApp feature is no longer exclusive to Samsung phones


Last updated: October 27th, 2021 at 08:09 UTC+01:00

A few months ago, WhatsApp brought the ability to transfer chat history from an iOS device to an Android device. However, that feature was exclusive to Samsung’s Android smartphones for a limited time. Now, the feature is being released to other Android smartphones.

This announcement was made via Google’s official blog post. Users moving from an iPhone to an Android device can quickly transfer their WhatsApp chat history using a Lighting To USB Type-C cable and a QR code. However, the feature currently only works on phones running Android 12. It means that Pixel smartphones running Android 12 can start using this feature.

No other company, including Samsung, has released the stable Android 12 update to their smartphones yet. However, many Android OEMs will start releasing the Android 12 update to their compatible smartphones by the end of this year, and more people can start using the WhatsApp chat history migration tool officially.

Before the arrival of this feature, users switching from Android to iOS or vice versa would need to depend on third-party tools like MobileTrans.

WhatsApp Chat Transfer iPhone To Android

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