Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg immediately introduced a brand new function for his firm’s messaging app, WhatsApp, that can make it simpler for customers to switch their chat historical past whereas switching gadgets. Zuckerb
Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg immediately introduced a brand new function for his firm’s messaging app, WhatsApp, that can make it simpler for customers to switch their chat historical past whereas switching gadgets. Zuckerberg, in a submit by way of his Meta Channel on Instagram immediately introduced that WhatsApp is getting a brand new function that can let customers transfer their WhatsApp chats to a brand new telephone with out all of their chats ever leaving their smartphones.
In the meanwhile, WhatsApp customers utilizing the corporate’s cell apps must again up their chats on cloud — Google Drive in case they’re utilizing the Android app or iCloud if they’re utilizing WhatsApp’s iOS-based app — in a bid to change gadgets. Additionally, customers who’re transferring from an Android smartphone to and iPhone must obtain a separate Transfer to iOS app on their Android smartphones in a bit to maneuver all of their WhatsApp information, which incorporates their account info, profile photograph, particular person chats, group chats, chat historical past, media, and settings, to WhatsApp on iOS. However, the choice to maneuver WhatsApp information from an iPhone to and Android telephone is accessible just for Samsung gadgets. WhatsApp’s new function that was introduced immediately modifications that.
Meta immediately stated that for the primary time, customers can protect their full chat and media historical past with out having to exit the app. “Safer than utilizing unofficial third-party apps which lack clear privateness practices, and extra non-public than cloud providers, the switch course of is authenticated with a QR code, information is simply shared between your two gadgets, and is absolutely encrypted throughout switch,” Meta wrote in a weblog submit including that the brand new chat historical past switch function is quicker than backing up chat historical past within the cloud after which restoring it on the brand new system. The brand new function additionally allows the customers to switch massive media recordsdata and attachments with out occupying further cloud area.
How does the brand new chat historical past switch function work?
Because the Meta founder demonstrated in a video on his official Fb account, the function is very easy to make use of. To switch their WhatsApp information from their previous smartphones to the brand new ones, customers must obtain WhatsApp on their new smartphones and open it whereas making certain that each the gadgets are close to one another, linked to Wi-Fi and placement enabled. Then on their previous telephones, they should go to Settings > Chats > Chat switch and scan the QR code proven on the display screen along with your new telephone to finish the method. As soon as this occurs, WhatsApp will routinely switch all the information from the previous system to the brand new one over the linked Wi-Fi.