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The WhatsApp app for iPhone will soon be updated to allow importing of chat history from Android, reports WABetaInfo.
A new version of WhatsApp beta for iOS (build 22.2.74) released yesterday now lets testers import chat history from Android.
The option “Importing Chat History” asks for a user’s permission before starting. When the import starts, WhatsApp says to “keep your phone unlocked and this app open”.
Previously, WhatsApp beta for Android (build 220.127.116.11) was spotted to let users move chat history from Android to iOS, but the same feature wasn’t spotted for WhatsApp for iPhone, until now.
WhatsApp already lets you move your chat history from iOS to Samsung Devices, plus Google already lets you move your iOS chat history to Pixel phones.
Last August, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp at Meta, said the company was working on making it possible to move WhatsApp chat history from one platform to another, starting with Samsung devices. “It’s coming soon to Android and iOS phones soon,” said Cathcart at the time.