WhatsApp officially allows you to transfer chats from an Android to an iPhone

The addition of the functionality to transfer WhatsApp chats from an Android handset to an iPhone has been formally revealed by Meta's CEO. 

After previously being able to move conversations in the reverse manner, i.e. from iPhone to Android, users will no longer be able to do so.

In a Facebook post, the company's CEO introduced the new function. Early traces of this functionality, which is still in beta, were discovered by WABetaInfo.

The update addresses a long-standing WhatsApp bug in which transferring chats across the two smartphone operating systems proved difficult.

Chats can be easily transferred from one iOS device to another or from one Android device to another, but not between the two operating systems in general.

The method is based on Apple's existing Android Move to iOS app (which already helps move contacts, calendar entries, SMS messages, and more).

Select the "Transfer Data from Android" option when setting up your iPhone, then follow the procedures in the Android app.

Open WhatsApp and sign in with the same phone number you used to set up your iPhone. Your previous Android conversation history should now be visible.

The Android device must be version 5 or above, and the iPhone system must be version 15.5 or higher.

Unfortunately, if you already have an iOS chat history, it will be overwritten by the imported Android history.

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