WhatsApp makes chat transfer between devices easier

WhatsApp already supports chat transfer between devices, but you either have to reset the new phone or use Google Drive. Today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a faster and more private way to transfer your WhatsApp chat history between devices on the same operating system.

This feature which has been in the works for a few months lets users preserve their complete chat and media history without having to exit the app or using any online backup option such as Google Drive.

How to transfer chats between devices easily?
  • Make sure both the devices (running the same OS) are connected to Wi-Fi and location enabled.
  • On your old phone, go to Settings > Chats > Chat transfer
  • With your new phone, scan the QR code shown on the screen on your old phone to complete the process.

The transfer process is authenticated with a QR code, data is only shared between your two devices, and is fully encrypted during transfer, said the company. This also lets you transfer large media files and attachments, which were usually too large to keep.

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