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WhatsApp function will allow importing backup data between devices

WhatsApp function will allow importing backup data between devices

WhatsApp will allow users to save data from their conversations in Google Drive and access them from a new device. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo)

New functions and features are currently being developed by the team at WhatsApp. The updates of the beta versions of the application for devices Android and iOS they make it possible for these developments to be tested before they are officially released in the global versions of the platform.

In June of this year, the WABetaInfo website reported that the messaging application was developing a feature that allowed users to export to google drive a copy of the content of conversations, as well as image and video files, in addition to the call log of the platform.

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According to the website, this WhatsApp beta version 2.22.13.11 update for android deviceswould have use in the event that users decide to migrate their information from their phone to one with iOS operating system in the future. However, a later update indicates that this option would be complemented by another one that is under development.

The 2.22.20.10 update. of WhatsApp for Android devices contains a new function called “import backup”, which would be designed to download to a new Android device the information that was exported to google drive.

Import data option in WhatsApp (WABetaInfo)
Import data option in WhatsApp (WABetaInfo)

As stated, this functionality would be intended to allow users to access their saved information in the event that they log in to a new device or to the same device after previously deleting the application.

This feature would be useful for people who do not have a backup of their information stored on the device itself or, in any case, it will serve to access more information when the application is installed on a different device and there is no backup. stable wifi connection. The user may have the backup information at his disposal at all times.

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Another feature that the messaging application developer team is working on includes the ability for users to search for messages within conversations using a specific date as a reference in addition to using keywords, as is currently done.

WhatsApp will allow users of the platform on iOS to search for messages by date in conversations.  (WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp will allow users of the platform on iOS to search for messages by date in conversations. (WABetaInfo)

This novelty, included in version 22.0.19.73 of the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS devices, was in the development phase for more than two years, but it was not released in the global version and it was not until September of this year that it returned. to a beta version of the application.

This feature presents users with a calendar icon at the top right of the iPhone keyboard, which will display an extra window where you can set a specific date you want to search for a sent or received message.

Like the updates mentioned previously, it is not known when these features will be available on Android and iOS devices or if they will be available in future updates of the specific versions for one of the two operating systems.

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However, in both cases, the website that reported the presence of these updates in the beta versions of WhatsApp indicates that the messaging application may include these features in future versions of the platform.

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