Some time ago, WhatsApp added a new feature that lets you move or transfer your chat history from iOS device to Android. This feature started rolling out on Samsung devices running Android 10 or higher. Now Google has announced that you can also do the same with Pixel phones running Android 12.
Speaking about the new feature, Google said;
We worked closely with the WhatsApp team to build a new set of capabilities, all designed to make it easier to switch from iPhone to Android and take your WhatsApp history with you.
Our team has worked hand-in-hand with WhatsApp to ensure your data remains protected throughout the transfer process, so no one else can ever access your WhatsApp information and files. Your WhatsApp chat history will simply be copied from your iPhone to your new Android phone, and we’ll automatically make sure you don’t receive new messages on the old device while the transfer is in progress.
This means that you can transfer your WhatsApp history from iOS to Android and Android 12 made it easier to switch. It is made possible, by using a USB-C to Lightning cable. The feature will be available to all new smartphones that are launching with Android 12, but the OEMs have to add this feature.
How To Transfer WhatsApp Chats From iPhone to Android?
- Use the USB-C to Lightning cable to iPhone and Android smartphone
- When prompted while setting up the new Android device, scan a QR code on the iPhone by going to WhatsApp Settings ⇾ Chats ⇾ Move chats to Android
- Press start to move all your conversations, media and more over to the new device
While the transfer of chat history from Android to iOS is still not official yet, reports says that WhatsApp is testing it.