Meta finally granted the requests and wishes of their users. WhatsApp users will now be able to transfer their chat history, photos, videos and voice messages from Android to iPhone through Apple’s Move to iOS app.
Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement: “We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption.”
According to Zuckerberg, this was the much-requested feature ever in the history of WhatsApp.
“This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability switch from iPhone–>Android last year, and now adding Android–>iPhone as well.”
WhatsApp notes that the transfer process only works on new or factory reset iPhones. You also need to be running Android 5 or up on the Android device and iOS 15.5 on your iPhone.