WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is apparently exploring the ability for customers to move chats from an Android handset to an iPhone.
The news: WhatsApp is working on an “import chat history” feature that will allow Android users to move their discussions to an iPhone device, according to reports.
- The feature was discovered in the newest WhatsApp beta for iOS v22.2.74, which is still in development.
- It is now unavailable to the general public. WhatsApp appears to be relying on a software named Move to iOS to facilitate the transition.
What’s going on: Since last October, the conversation transfer capability has been enabled from iOS to Samsung handsets and Google Pixel. Users can also move their chats from iOS to Android 12 smartphones right away.
- WhatsApp is also rumoured to be testing a new global voice note player on iOS, which will allow users to listen to a voice message even if they switch to another chat.
- When users swipe back or open a different chat, the voice note they are listening to will not be dismissed.
Some iOS beta testers, notably WhatsApp Business beta, have been given access to this feature.