WhatsApp is at last rolling out an feature that will allow clients to move their chats and messages among iOS and Android devices. The move is long late yet will profit clients who are thinking about switching from Android to iPhone and the other way around.
WABetaInfo shared the news on Twitter, noticing that it’s not live in the WhatsApp beta yet, so it’s not accessible for anybody to service. In any case, in the event that you need to move your chats between the two operating systems, the update will allow you to do as such, regardless of whether you’re persisting a similar phone number.
At present, it is extremely unlikely to move your talk history among Android and iOS devices without abusing the application’s terms of service. So while you can utilize unsupported, third-party apps to deal with the work, it’s not advisable. The new update will get rid of the requirement for a workaround, yet there’s no information on when it may go live at this time.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is additionally working on end-to-end encryption for backups. The feature is at present being worked on, and will offer the additional security of password protection. In the event that you settle on start to end-to-end encrypted backups, you’ll be prompted to set up a secret word which will be utilized in future instances of reinforcements. You’ll have the option to password or disable the feature in the application settings.
WABetaInfo takes note of that the secret key is private and will not be imparted to WhatsApp or parent organization Facebook, however focuses on that in the event that you lose or forget your password, “WhatsApp cannot help you to restore an encrypted end-to-end backup” without it. That sounds like a pretty dire state of affairs, however on the off chance that you wind up around there, you’ll have the option to create a recovery key, so no need to panic.
There’s no timeline on when this feature may show up — just that improved iOS and Android integration will be coming as a feature of WhatsApp’s ongoing commitment to better multi-gadget support. There’s nothing left but to pause, and pursue the WhatsApp beta program on both Apple’s Test Flight and Google Play.
Lamentably the iOS beta program is full right now, so you’ll have to continue to return to see whether any space opens up — however the Android version doesn’t appear to have that issue right now. In any case, we’ll report back when we have any more data about the update.