WhatsApp is not unanimous at the moment. In question, the new T & Cs of the company. Terms that have earned it many criticisms, but also a massive exodus of its users. It must also be said that there is no shortage of alternatives, as we have seen in this dossier .
And the latest one should be of interest to iOS and Android users. Or more precisely those which sometimes pass from one to the other.
WhatsApp wants to simplify the lives of those who switch from iOS to Android (and vice versa)
WABetaInfo indeed had the opportunity to look into the latest beta version of the application and our colleague then discovered that WhatsApp was testing a migration tool to facilitate the transition between these two platforms.
Basically, and as you must have realized if you have already changed platforms, it is impossible to retrieve messages when switching from an iOS smartphone to an Android smartphone. Not natively at least, because there are all the same roundabout solutions to achieve this.
However, if we are to believe the investigations carried out by our colleague, WhatsApp would have finally decided to repair this unforgivable oversight and finally offer a migration tool to its application.
Finally a native migration tool!
Currently under test, this tool has not been confirmed by the main interested party, but the clues found in the last beta of the application suggest that it will allow a user to export his personal history, a history grouping together all his conversations, from an Android smartphone to an iPhone. And vice versa.
On the other hand, if you hope to be able to benefit from it soon, you will have to change your mind. Also according to our source, this migration tool has not yet been finalized and it should be deployed at the same time as the multi-device function that will allow us to use our WhatsApp account on several different smartphones.
In other words, we are going to have to arm ourselves with patience once again.