WhatsApp’s iPhone-to-Android chat switch is now on hand on Pixels and contemporary telephones

Google announced that WhatsApp’s chat historic previous migration feature to yell your messages from iPhones to Android is now on hand on “all Pixel telephones” and that it’ll “change into on hand on contemporary smartphones that launch with Android 12.” The feature modified into once already on hand for Samsung telephones but will make the expertise of switching from iOS to Android more straightforward, as you won’t must quit your messaging historic previous.

The approach would possibly perchance just aloof be quite easy, as lengthy as you’ve got WhatsApp updated on both your iPhone and Android phone, and you’ve got a USB-C to Lightning cable to hand. Google says that while developing your Android phone, you’ll be triggered to scan a QR code alongside with your iPhone, which will enable you to originate the switch activity.

A wired connection and QR code scan are all that’s required to originate the approach.
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Test up on our how-to for added detailed instructions (they’re written for Samsung, but the approach would possibly perchance just aloof be identical) and to read into the few caveats with the switch. Google says that your iPhone won’t receive any WhatsApp messages while your messages are transferring, so you shouldn’t lose one thing in the switch.

Google says that phone OEMs can add toughen for the feature when updating their telephones to Android 12, so it’s possible those with present telephones will place get real of entry to to it in the future. The company says that it’s working with phone makers to verify that telephones that ship with Android 12 toughen the transfers out of the sphere.

Up so a long way October 26th, 8: 34PM ET: Added files from Google about toughen for the feature on present telephones.

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