WhatsApp to support chat history migration to a different phone number!

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WhatsApp is developing, for a future update, a feature that allows migrating your chat history to a different platform, but that’s not all: WhatsApp is bringing some other improvements! Discover all the details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Chat History Migration
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is testing the feature on WhatsApp for Android and iOS and it will be available in a future update.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why? The feature is not available yet for the public, but you can see a preview here.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.11.5: what’s new?
CHAT HISTORY MIGRATION

As explained in a previous article, WhatsApp is finally working on a feature to transfer your WhatsApp chat history to a different platform in a future update for iOS and Android. This feature fixes the “issue” where a user couldn’t restore the chat history after buying a device that’s not on the same operating system. In fact, it’s not possible to restore your chat history from iCloud on WhatsApp for Android, and WhatsApp for iOS cannot restore the backup from Google Drive. WhatsApp is now working on a solution to migrate the chat history:

In this case, we showed a screenshot where it’s possible to migrate the chat history from WhatsApp for iOS to WhatsApp for Android, but the opposite is possible too.
In the last weeks, WhatsApp was also working to bring several improvements to this feature, before the release: the possibility to transfer the chat history to a different phone number!

This screenshot explains several things:

  • You won’t be able to migrate your chat history at any time: you could start this process only when you link a new Android phone to your WhatsApp account.
  • Media will be also migrated to the Android device: you will find your chat history fully migrated, as well as media.
  • You can transfer your chat history to a different phone number: this is very useful when you are changing device and phone number, so the process to change your phone number will be automatically launched before starting to migrate your chat history.

This feature is under development on WhatsApp for Android and iOS, and it will be available in a future update (no release date available): stay tuned to discover new features!

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