During the official debut of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 last month, WhatsApp revealed plans to offer chat transfer across iOS and Android. The function is currently available, however, it is limited to Samsung smartphones for the time being.
If you have a Samsung smartphone running Android 10 or 11, you can now move your iPhone chats to it by going to Settings and selecting the “import chat history” option.
Your user data, profile photo, private conversations, group chats, chat history, media, and settings will all be transferred. However, your call history and display name will not be transferred to the new phone.
Keep in mind that this cannot be done via a WiFi connection and that both devices must be linked using a USB-C to Lightning connector.
WhatsApp guarantees that the whole process of transferring conversations takes place without any of your messages, images, videos, or other media being received by WhatsApp. When you set up a new Samsung smartphone with Android 10 or 11, you’ll be able to safely transfer your conversations between iOS and your Samsung device.
However, there is a big caveat: you may only do so if your Samsung smartphone is brand new or has been factory reset from the settings.
More information on chat transfer may be found in WhatsApp’s blog article. According to the blog article, the capability will be accessible for more Android smartphones shortly.