WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for seamless transfer of chat history between Android and iOS devices. The feature was earlier spotted under testing on iOS phones. Now, the Facebook-owned messaging app has submitted a new beta for Android that brings version 18.104.22.168.
As per WaBetaInfo, the update reveals that WhatsApp is starting to develop the same feature on Android. For those unaware, WaBetaInfo keeps track of the latest and upcoming WhatsApp features.
WhatsApp chat history migration is part of the multi-device support feature. A previous report by WaBetaInfo suggested that the chat migration ability will be available once the multi-device support is rolled out. The feature is under development and it will be available in a future update for iOS and Android.
In the report, the website has also shared screenshots of the upcoming feature. It says that while the exact method of transfer is yet known, it is likely that WhatsApp may ‘use Google Drive to momentarily store the chat history to import to WhatsApp for Android’.
“Probably, when they will complete the feature to export chats from iOS to import to Android, they’re going to develop a chat history export for Android, in order to import it to iOS”, the report adds.