WhatsApp Chat Switch Characteristic From iOS to Android Arrives on Pixel Telephones, Coming to Android 12 Quickly

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WhatsApp customers on iOS will now have the ability to switch their chat historical past to extra Android gadgets. Earlier, this function was solely obtainable for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and now could be obtainable for all Google Pixel smartphones. Google additionally mentions that this function may also change into obtainable for smartphones which can be launched with Android 12 out-of-the-box. Notably, customers would wish a USB Sort-C to Lightning cable for this performance to work. WhatsApp first launched this function with the launch of the Galaxy Z foldable smartphones in August.

Google by means of a weblog publish introduced that extra Android gadgets are getting the brand new WhatsApp chat switch performance. As talked about earlier, customers would wish a USB Sort-C to Lightning cable to switch the chats. Detailing the right way to switch the chats, the search large mentions that after each iOS and Android gadgets are linked, customers would wish to scan a QR code on the iPhone to switch the conversations, media, and extra to the Android gadget.

The weblog publish additionally mentions that if the iPhone has hassle scanning the QR code, customers would wish to open WhatsApp and head to Settings > Chats > Transfer Chats to Android. Google additionally mentioned that the consumer wouldn’t obtain any new messages whereas the chats are being transferred.

As talked about, the WhatsApp chat switch performance was already obtainable for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and is now being prolonged to the Google Pixel lineup. Google additionally mentions that this function will change into obtainable for all smartphones that shall be launched with Android 12.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp options tracker WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp Enterprise accounts will quickly be getting a message score function. With this, all customers will have the ability to give suggestions to companies by score their messages. The scores would vary from one star to 5 stars with 5 being the utmost. Nevertheless, the tracker notes that there isn’t a choice to provide direct suggestions to WhatsApp Enterprise accounts as of now.


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