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WhatsApp update ALERT: You can transfer WhatsApp chats between Android and iPhone SOON! – All details here

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WhatsApp update ALERT: You can transfer WhatsApp chats between Android and iPhone SOON! – All details here

WhatsApp chat transfer: Good news for WhatsApp users across the globe! The Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature to allow users to transfer their chat history to a new phone using a different phone number. This feature will work as an extension to the feature which will allow users to transfer their chat history between Android and iOS via its Chat History Migration tool. 

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According to a report by WABetaInfo, a website that tracts website, the messaging platform is currently an updated Chat History Migration tool, which will allow users to transfer their chat history to a new device on a different platform and also to a new device with a different phone number. 

This would allow users to change their phone numbers alongside switching from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, or vice versa, to transfer their existing WhatsApp chat history to the new device, the BGR India reported. In addition to transferring chats, the tool could also be used to transfer media files from the older device to the new one.

The report also consists of a screenshot, which consists of a link that will provide you with a way to transfer your chat history when switching your device and phone number. However, the report stated that this migration option will only be provided to users when signing in to the new device for the first time only.

The feature is currently under development and is not available in any of the current WhatsApp beta versions for Android and iPhone, the report said. 

Also, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would encrypt chat backups on Google Drive. According to WABetaInfo, the messaging platform’s feature is still under development and it is working on the process to restore the password and to view a user’s 64-digit encryption key.

The screenshots shared on the platform revealed that WhatsApp will ask users to share the password created by the users while encrypting their backups. It will also ask to share their encryption key which is basically a 64-digit encryption key.

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