Android users will soon be able to transfer WhatsApp chats without needing to backup on Google Drive

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Android users will soon be able to transfer WhatsApp chats without needing to backup on Google Drive
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  • WhatsApp is working on a 'chat transfer' feature.
  • This feature allows users to transfer chats from one device to another by scanning a QR code.
  • Read further to know what the feature is and how it works.
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WhatsApp has been working on a chat transfer feature that allows Android users to transfer chat by scanning a QR code from an old phone to a new one without using Google Drive. This means you don’t need to backup your chat on Google Drive to download it on another device.

According to WABetaInfo, the feature will provide you with more control over migrating your chats and messages. The feature is currently under development and may soon be available for users in a future update.

This feature might be useful as it does not require any application to initiate the transferring process; rather, it transfers chat from within the application. Also, it will make transferring chats from one device to another faster and easier.

How the feature works-
  • Open WhatsApp on both Android devices.
  • Click on 'continue', when WhatsApp asks to move chats from the old phone.
  • Scan the QR code on the new phone from the old phone.
  • After scanning, the chat history will start getting transferred to the new phone.
However, users might need to accept certain device permissions to initiate the transferring process.
Also, this feature will work on Android devices only and it is unknown whether it will be functional on iOS devices in future or not.

When will the feature be rolled out?
The feature is currently under development and it is not known when it will be available for users. We will keep you updated whenever the feature rolls out.
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