WhatsApp is rethinking and no longer wants to isolate itself so strictly on the individual platforms. For this reason, a function was activated some time ago that allows iPhone users to move their data to Samsung smartphones. Much more should soon be possible – namely if Android users want to switch to the iPhone.

WhatsApp: Change from Android phone to iPhone is coming

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You can already switch from an Android smartphone to an iPhone via WhatsApp and take your data with you. So far, however, such a function was not wanted. That will change soon. After WhatsApp created the possibility to switch from an iPhone to a Samsung smartphone some time ago, and soon all Android 12 phones will follow, the opposite way should also be possible (Those: WABetaInfo).

This function has appeared in a new beta version of WhatsApp for Android – but is not yet active. You can then soon Switch to iPhone from any Android smartphone and simply take your chats and other data with you. So far, as I said, this has not been possible with official means and was probably not wanted at all in recent years. Otherwise such a system would have been integrated long ago.

This will soon make it even easier to switch from an Android smartphone to an iPhone. You often don’t want to start the arduous journey because you always have to leave something behind. If WhatsApp unlocks the feature in the future, still could more people are switching to iPhone. Apple should be happy.

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Many details about the new WhatsApp function not known

How exactly WhatsApp plans to implement the new function is not known. The current solution when switching from iPhone to Samsung phone is to use a cable. So it doesn’t just work via the cloud and your own phone number. It will be interesting to see if there might be a better solution.