If you’re moving from an iPhone to a Samsung Android device, you can transfer your account information, profile photos, personal chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has added a feature for users to transfer their chat history when switching from iOS to Samsung Android devices. According to The Verge, Samsung announced that the feature is coming as a part of its August Unpacked event. If users previously selected WhatsApp’s cloud backup feature, iOS chat history was stored in iCloud, while Android’s history backed up to Google Drive, making it nearly impossible to transfer chats between phones. were not running the same operating system.
The company said in a blog post, “If you are moving from an iPhone to a Samsung Android device, you can transfer your account information, profile photos, personal chats, group chats, chat history, media and settings.” Furthermore, users can only migrate during the initial setup of a new Samsung device, as the instructions for WhatsApp say that your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings to allow migration, so that users You have the option to perform a full factory reset of your Samsung device, if it is already powered on.
Old iPhone should have WhatsApp iOS version 126.96.36.199 or newer and new Samsung phones should have WhatsApp Android version 188.8.131.52 or newer. The new device must have Samsung SmartSwitch app version 184.108.40.206 or newer installed. Transfers happen via USBC-C to Lightning cables, so users will need one of those.
WhatsApp recently introduced payments background feature
To strengthen its payment service offering in India, instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced payments background feature on the platform. This new feature made for India is relatable, thriller and memorable as it helps people to send money as well as express emotions easily, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Created in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Unified Payment Interface (UPI), the payment feature on WhatsApp is an India first, real-time payment system that enables transactions with over 227 banks.
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