WhatsApp to permit Android to iOS chat history migration


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Facebook is doing a lot to make WhatsApp more attractive to users. Although this messaging application is one of the most used in the world, the competition keeps rising every day. This is why there is a need for constant development and the addition of better services. In terms of storage, popular messaging app, WhatsApp, still locally stores chat records. Although it provides official backup, it is currently unable to synchronize between iOS and Android devices.

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However, this is about to change with the new development that WhatsApp is working on. According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp is developing a cross-platform chat history migration function. This feature will allow users to migrate their chat history from one platform to another. If you are on iOS and want to move to Android, your chat history will move with you. This is a really cool and important feature because people move across platforms more than we can imagine. 

As for the details of this feature, unfortunately, it is not available. Although the information page for this feature is available, the content is still under wraps.

WhatsApp will not be the first social messaging application to developed a cross-platform migration feature. Presently, popular Chinese social app, WeChat, uses local storage to save user chat records. However, the application has developed a cross-platform chat record migration function. Android users can use it in “Settings” -> “Chat” -> “Chat History Backup and Migration”. For iOS users, they can access this feature in “Settings” -> “General” -> “Chat History Backup and Migration”. use.

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WhatsApp needs to fight off the competition

WhatsApp has a controversial privacy policy that is making some of its users search for viable alternatives. This popular messaging application will activate a new privacy policy that all users must accept if they want to continue using WhatsApp. However, Signal, a social messaging app is beginning to gain traction, many thanks to Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO who recommended the application. A report from GulfNews, shows that Signal is now the fastest growing app worldwide. It is the fastest-growing both in terms of downloads and monthly active users.

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In addition to Signal, WhatsApp has to be wary of Telegram. Telegram has more features however, it is more complicated to use than WhatsApp. Nevertheless, users who understand the features of Telegram which find WhatsApp largely insufficient.

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