WhatsApp is introducing a new feature for iPhones that will allow users to transfer chat history to a new device without using iCloud. The new feature, called “Transfer Chats to iPhone,” offers a more efficient way of transferring chat history without requiring any additional storage space.
WhatsApp rolls out the ability to transfer chat history efficiently without iCloud on iPhone
To use the new transfer chat history functionality, users only need to download WhatsApp on their new iPhone, register with the same number, and use their old iPhone to scan a QR code shown on the new device. The chat history will be automatically transferred to the new iPhone, without requiring any backup on iCloud.
Currently, iPhone users can only transfer chat history and media to another iPhone by creating a Chat Backup, which is uploaded to iCloud. However, this new feature is a significant advantage to users with limited storage on iCloud’s 5GB of free storage, who do not have the space available to back up their chat history on Apple’s servers.
The new chat transfer feature is currently available to some beta testers who have installed the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app. However, it’s expected to roll out to even more people over the coming days, but it’s not clear when the feature will be available for regular WhatsApp users.
This new feature follows Meta’s recent announcement that it is rolling out multi-device login support for more than one phone. With this change, users will be able to log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones, instead of being limited to just one phone and multiple desktop devices. With this new feature, users’ messages will be synced across multiple devices, including other phones, so even if one device is switched off, they can access the app on other devices.
With these new features, WhatsApp is making it easier than ever for users to transfer their chat history and stay connected across multiple devices. As always, the company is committed to improving its service and providing the best possible user experience for its millions of users around the world.