A new tool called “Transfer Chats to iPhone” that would make it simple for users to move their chat history and media from an old iPhone to a new one is apparently being tested by WhatsApp. Previously, users could only transfer their conversation history if they had made an iCloud-hosted conversation Backup.
With this updated feature, users only need to download WhatsApp on their new phone, register using the same number, and then scan a QR code on their old iPhone to have their chat history transferred instantly.
It’s unknown when the new function will be made available to normal WhatsApp users; however, beta testers who have the most recent WhatsApp beta for iOS loaded through the TestFlight app presently have access to it.
Users who are restricted to the 5GB of free iCloud storage and lack the space to save their conversation history on Apple’s servers will greatly benefit from this feature.
The ability to log in to the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones will be made possible by Meta’s recent announcement that it would be offering multi-device login capability.
In contrast to the existing configuration, which only permits users to log in on one phone and numerous desktop computers, this represents a big improvement. Messages will be able to be synchronised across various devices, including phones, once the service is made accessible to all users in the upcoming weeks.
This implies that even if one device is off, users may still access their WhatsApp accounts on other devices.