Finally, after years and years of requests from users across platforms, WhatsApp is gearing up to bring something to make things seamless and intuitive. The Facebook-owned instant message service will soon allow users to transfer their chat history between iOS and Android.
As reported by WABetaInfo, a one-stop source for everything WhatsApp, also, to be able to migrate the data, either device has to have the latest version of WhatsApp installed. The following screenshot shows the prompt that will appear if WhatsApp is not up-to-date, hindering the ability to transfer the data. By data we believe along with all of the chat history, the call logs and other settings will also be included in the migration process. This feature is still in development and its rollout is not known as of yet.
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At the moment, WhatsApp chat history and data are all backed up to iCloud on iPhone. Speaking of which, Apple by default provides a measly 5GB of free iCloud storage with every new Apple ID, which is not enough today by any stretch of the imagination. Upon backup of photos and other info on-device, there is hardly any space left for WhatsApp chat backup. We feel Apple has to give out at least 100GB of free basic storage on iCloud. In contrast, Android users enjoy 15GB of free Google Drive storage that can also be used for chat backup.