Whereas everybody was watching Samsung unveil its newest foldables yesterday, WhatsApp launched a long-needed function coming to the app. That’s the flexibility to import your WhatsApp message historical past between Android and iOS.


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Implausible information, nevertheless it does include one caveat at the moment – it would first arrive solely on Samsung units. That’s as a result of the function was proven off utilizing Samsung’s Good Change app, which is barely out there to Samsung customers. That app is used to import contacts, images, messages, notes, and extra from iPhones or different Android units when organising a brand new Samsung telephone.

Now it would get the flexibility to import WhatsApp message historical past, nevertheless it’s not fairly as easy because it appears. WhatsApp needed to create an entire new instrument to do the switch, as your messages are encrypted and saved in your gadget. This wanted help from gadget manufactures, Google, and Apple, so you possibly can see why it’s taken some time to create.

WhatsApp has stated that ultimately, the function might be coming to Android and iOS, with different Android units getting it first. On Samsung units, it requires each units to be related by USB Kind-C to Kind-C or Lightning cable, then the Good Change app opening, and then you definately scan a QR code with the outdated gadget. That begins the import of the message historical past, images, and notes saved in WhatsApp, and it’s accomplished by signing into your WhatsApp account on the Samsung telephone.

We presume it will likely be the identical routine on different Androids or iPhone, with the instrument both constructed into one of many information import instruments already within the working system or probably into the WhatsApp app itself.