With WhatsApp, it’s simpler to move your chat histories between devices with the same operating system (Android to Android or iOS to iOS). By simply scanning a QR code, you can instantly transfer all your chats and attachments to a new phone. The new function appears to have been widely implemented by this point.
Up until now, a cloud backup was necessary to transfer your WhatsApp messages. You must first back up all the data from your previous phone to a cloud service (iCloud for iOS users and Google Drive for Android users). Next, download the backup and set up WhatsApp on the new device with the same phone number. Moving your mail to a third-party service is another laborious step in the process. Being at a brink of security risk, WhatsApp might reach your cloud storage limit.
Things are much easier with the new QR code-based system. You will receive a QR code on the screen to transfer your messages from the previous phone once you have set up your WhatsApp account on a new device using the same phone number. On your old phone, navigate to Settings > Chats > Chat transfer, then scan the QR code to transfer. To use this feature, you might need to give the app certain extra rights. have in mind that you must have both devices close to one another, unlocked, and connected to the same Wi-Fi.
You won’t get any additional mail during the transfer process, the business claims. When the transfer is finished, all incoming messages will be resumed, and you will start receiving them on the new phone. WhatsApp guarantees that “data is fully encrypted during transfer” and that “it is only shared between your two devices.” As previously stated, this feature is ineffective for transferring WhatsApp messages between iOS and Android or vice versa. These transfers are somewhat intricate.
Widespread adoption of WhatsApp’s QR code-based chat transmission technology has begun
In April, it was discovered that WhatsApp was developing this function, with a small group of beta users having early access. The new conversation transferring technology will soon go live in the public, according to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta. The new function is already being widely used, despite the official announcement keeping its release date and minimum version requirement a secret.
On a few of our Android Headlines devices running WhatsApp version 126.96.36.199 for Android, it is accessible. This implies that the business is implementing the modification via a server-side update. However, you can click here to download the most recent version of the app from the Google Play Store if the functionality hasn’t yet shown for you.
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