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WhatsApp testing chat migration feature for iOS, Android

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New reports and reveals suggest that WhatsApp is currently working on bringing a new option for its users on both iOS and Android.

At the moment, WhatsApp is trying out a new feature to enable chat migration between iOS and Android platforms.

Not long ago, another messaging service already did introduce a similar option.

WhatsApp is going the Telegram way!

Telegram had recently unveiled the option of migrating chats from Android to iOS devices. It enabled the users who wanted to switch between the two operating systems without worrying about their conversation history.

Now WhatsApp is working on the same feature. It may be because Telegram, lately, has been coming up with multiple extra settings and options.

And to prevent its primary users from moving onto its rival, the Facebook-owned app must have taken this new step.

Once it’s officially out, the registered WhatsApp using people might try it out if it works swiftly without any issues.

However, as expected, all the users will need to update their app to the latest version to transfer their chats. Otherwise, there might be some technical problems.

Those on iOS currently have the option to transfer their chats via the iCloud service from Apple. They use it while upgrading to a new iPhone to restore their entire old history.

On the other hand, Android users use Google Drive for backing up and restoring their chats.

Interestingly, the messaging service is also testing several other features at the moment. Some of them include password-protected iCloud backups and self-destructing images.

Messaging app facing the impact of rivals

It won’t be hard to say that new features for the users from WhatsApp result from pressure. The pressure of the fear of losing out lots of trusted, loyal users.

After introducing the controversial privacy-based policy changes a few months ago, the messaging service faces a challenging situation. The reason for that is quite simple to understand.

As soon as individuals realized that the new policy would affect their privacy and personal space while doing interactions, they decided to find alternatives.

The mass migration of registered WhatsApp users saw two new rival platforms, such as Telegram and Signal. The latter also saw a record number of downloads following the entire scenario.

But it was Telegram that witnessed a big jump in its already booming popularity. Because apart from acting as a messaging service, it also allows many people to get valuable links to relevant channels based on their interests.

The Facebook-owned app is now trying to regain the lost ground by constantly coming up with new options.

However, it will be interesting to see if it manages to achieve its objective or not.

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