WhatsApp customers on iOS will now find a way to switch their chat historical past to extra Android gadgets. Earlier, this characteristic was solely accessible for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and now’s accessible for all Google Pixel smartphones. Google additionally mentions that this characteristic may even turn out to be accessible for smartphones which can be launched with Android 12 out-of-the-box. Notably, customers would wish a USB Type-C to Lightning cable for this performance to work. WhatsApp first launched this characteristic with the launch of the Galaxy Z foldable smartphones in August.
Google by way of a blog post introduced that extra Android gadgets are getting the brand new WhatsApp chat switch performance. As talked about earlier, customers would wish a USB Type-C to Lightning cable to switch the chats. Detailing how 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 machine.
The weblog submit additionally mentions that if the iPhone has bother scanning the QR code, customers would wish to open WhatsApp and head to Settings > Chats > Move Chats to Android. Google additionally stated that the person wouldn’t obtain any new messages whereas the chats are being transferred.
As talked about, the WhatsApp chat switch performance was already available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and is now being prolonged to the Google Pixel lineup. Google additionally mentions that this characteristic will turn out to be accessible for all smartphones that can be launched with Android 12.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp options tracker WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp Business accounts will quickly be getting a message ranking characteristic. With this, all customers can be in a position to give suggestions to companies by ranking their messages. The scores would vary from one star to 5 stars with 5 being the utmost. However, the tracker notes that there is no such thing as a choice to give direct suggestions to WhatsApp Business accounts as of now.
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