WhatsApp has confirmed it can quickly permit iOS customers to switch their chat historical past to Android units, with Samsung’s new foldable getting first dibs on the function.
Introduced throughout the Samsung Unpacked occasion on August 11, the function will allow WhatsApp customers to deliver their chat historical past, photographs, movies, hyperlinks and voice recordings over to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 telephones.
The previously-rumoured feature may also be out there on different Samsung telephones working Android 10 and up within the coming weeks, it was revealed throughout the occasion. WhatsApp plans to make this function out there to all iOS-to-Android switchers finally, however Samsung is up first.
It’s not clear whether or not the reverse will finally be attainable. That may come down as to whether Apple opens up the door to the transfers. Nevertheless, contemplating it has at all times been open to welcoming Android customers into the fold, we’d think about it gained’t be lengthy earlier than transfers from Android to the best iPhone handsets are welcome.
The transfers will happen the quaint manner, by way of a cable, quite than over the net. Customers will plug a Lightning cable into their iPhone and a USB-C cable into the Samsung cellphone. From there, customers will be capable to import their chat historical past and all accompanying information with a minimal of fuss.
Till now switching between iPhone and Android for WhatsApp customers has meant leaving their chat histories behind. Each platforms provide the chance to again up their chats to the cloud, nevertheless it takes place on iCloud or Google Drive, with out the flexibility to switch.
The announcement comes amid a glut of latest updates for WhatsApp, together with the View As soon as media mode, whereas will see photographs and movies disappear after they’ve been considered by the recipient. The Fb-owned firm has additionally made it simpler to hitch group voice or video calls after they’ve commenced.