Whatsapp new feature to transfer chats within devices without using Google Drive.
May 20, 2023
Whatsapp is getting new feature after feature and one of the notable features which is recently added is the ability to use the same WhatsApp account across multiple different devices, also along with features like persistent disappearing messages. In the quest of making the Whatsapp app better, Meta is focusing on developing a new feature that will simplify transfer chat for Android users. This feature aims to streamline the process of transferring chats between multiple devices and this can come in handy when Whatsapp needs to be configured in a new device. For further information, please see the details provided below.
According to the latest report from WABetaInfo, a feature in WhatsApp for Android beta build 126.96.36.199 is coming which will enable users to transfer their WhatsApp chats between two Android devices without relying on Google Drive. This new functionality aims to simplify the process of migrating chats by eliminating the requirement for Google Drive chat backups which will also make the process more streamlined.
If you are a beta tester for WhatsApp on Android, you can immediately download this latest update from the Google Play Store. The update will introduce a new option called “Chat Transfer” within the Settings menu and once you select this option, a QR Code will be generated, allowing you to initiate the chat migration process by scanning it with your new Android device. This convenient feature will be beneficial for a large number of Android users, as it eliminates the need to manually create a Google Drive backup and then restore it later on. Refer to the provided screenshot for a clearer understanding of the feature.
Indeed, this functionality has been in the testing phase previously, and it will come for stable users also soon. Whether this feature will be exclusive to Android users or extended to iOS users as well, we need to wait to know. Further updates and announcements from WhatsApp will provide clarification on the availability of this feature across different platforms and ecosystems.