WhatsApp has introduced a “top requested” feature that will allow users to switch seamlessly from an Android to an iPhone device, Mark Zuckerberg has announced.
The CEO of Meta – which oversees Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – said that the highly-anticipated update would begin rolling out this week.
“We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption,” Mr Zuckerberg wrote in a post to Facebook.
“This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability to switch from iPhone–>Android last year, and now adding Android–>iPhone as well.”
The messaging app had previously made it nearly impossible to transfer chat histories from one device to another when switching from the Android to the iOS operating system.