WhatsApp is one of the most popular and used personal messaging platforms. Facebook own platform offers a feature-packed experience for users across the globe and even some businesses have adopted the platform. However, the platform’s ability to move your WhatsApp data from iOS to Android has always been a bit tricky. Back in August, at Samsung’s Unpacked event, WhatsApp made an announcement that allows users to migrate their chat history from iOS to Samsung devices. But, that was limited to a few Samsung devices. Now, the feature is available on all Google Pixel devices and soon to more Android devices.
Transfer WhatsApp data from iOS to Android
Starting today, all Google Pixel devices will be able to transfer all WhatsApp data from iOS devices to Pixel including chat history and media. Google has worked closely with the WhatsApp team to build a new set of capabilities, all designed to make it easier to switch from iPhone to Android.
How to transfer your WhatsApp data
All you need to transfer the data from iPhone to your Google Pixel device is USB-C to Lightning cable. Connect your phones, and you will get a prompt while setting up your new Android device, scan a QR code on your iPhone to launch WhatsApp and move all your conversations, media and more to your new device.
Google also said it will automatically make sure you don’t receive new messages on the old device while the transfer is in progress. As said earlier, the transfer capability is available on Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 10 or higher and now on all Google Pixel devices. Soon, more phones launching with Android 12 out of the box will also get this new feature.
Not only WhatsApp data, but this process will also help you transfer SMS and iMessage history with you, along with photos, videos, contacts, calendars and more.
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