Finally! WhatsApp will allow you to transfer conversations and files from Android to iPhone

Mark Zuckerberg is listening to the appeal of users switching from an Android device to iOS. We discovered this Tuesday (14) that the Beta version of WhatsApp is supporting “Migrate Data from Android” function from Apple’s system, allowing all conversations and messenger files to be easily transferred to iPhone.

To do this, in the “Apps and data” section of the initial setup of a new iPhone, simply select the option “Migrate data from Android”. iOS will connect to your old device where you can choose which apps and data you want to transfer to your new device. WhatsApp will finally become one of the options.

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When you select to import WhatsApp data, the app will ask for your permission to migrate the conversations, photos, videos, audios and other information to iOS. This process will install the app on the new phone automatically. You will need to perform SMS authentication to decrypt and load data on iPhone.

“Migrate to iOS” works with all phones and tablets equipped with Android 5 (Lollipop) and latertherefore, users of many older devices — dating back to 2014 — will be able to transfer their data faster and more losslessly to iOS.

The new beta version represents a fundamental step for those who were forced to lose all their chat history in the transition from Android to iPhone, since WhatsApp for iOS does not support data backup via Google Drive (the same happens on Android which obviously doesn’t support iCloud backup).

There is no stable release forecast for this feature yet, but we know that other improvements should soon come to WhatsApp users on Apple’s system, such as the identification of missed calls while using the “Do Not Disturb” mode and the possibility to edit a message sent to correct spelling errors, for example.