WhatsApp is constantly updating its features to provide the best possible user experience. Recently the company was spotted testing a Lock chat feature to boost privacy on its platform. In a new development, the instant messaging platform is working on a data transfer feature. A new WhatsApp chat transfer feature is currently rolling out to allow users to move user’s accounts to another device without using Google Drive, and it is available to some lucky beta testers.
According to a report by WaBetainfo, a new chat transfer feature is now available to selected beta testers (WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update) and is likely to be available to more users over the coming weeks. Reportedly the users won’t need to back up their chat history to Google Drive if they are willing to transfer their accounts to new Android devices.
According to a shared screenshot, the chat transfer option is available within WhatsApp Settings > Chats. It will enable users to migrate their chat history to a new Android device. One must scan the QR code after choosing this option to start the process of transferring our chat history to the new Android device.
The new chat transfer feature will offer the option to avoid manually backing up chats history to Google Drive, in case the chat history is large. Users can move their chat history from an old Android smartphone to a new Android device by just scanning the QR code. This eliminates the need for backup and restoration procedures as the migration is automatic.
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“In case this feature is not available for your WhatsApp account, there is nothing wrong with your device: WhatsApp often releases new features gradually to a limited number of beta testers before making them available to everyone. This approach helps WhatsApp to identify and fix any issues or bugs with the feature before it is widely released.”
As per the report, the chat transfer feature is currently available to some selected beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store. The company is likely to roll out the feature to more users over the coming week.
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