WhatsApp launches new QR code for chat transfer

A new QR code-based mechanism for transferring chats from an old phone to a new phone has been unveiled by WhatsApp.

In the past, users had to first backup their history of WhatsApp talks on a cloud server before starting the transfer. With the new approach, though, the entire procedure may now be finished inside of WhatsApp.

In essence, the new method entails utilizing a new gadget to scan a QR code from your old phone. It is crucial to make sure you wait until the handover procedure is over before getting rid of your old phone.

It’s important to keep in mind that this capability is presently restricted to transferring chats between devices running the same operating system, such as an iPhone and an Android device.

Before, transferring WhatsApp talks between devices required first backing up the data to iCloud or Google Drive, then restoring it to the new phone. The new approach does away with the need for cloud services like Apple and Google.

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Compared to using third-party apps or cloud providers, WhatsApp asserts that the new procedure is quicker and more secured. The data is completely secured throughout the transfer and is only exchanged between your two devices. Furthermore, you can now transfer massive media files and attachments, like videos, that in the past might have been too big to keep.

Make sure both devices have location services turned on and are connected to the internet in order to move your WhatsApp conversations to a new phone. On your previous phone, click the Chat Transfer option under Settings > Chats. To finish the transfer, use your new phone to scan the QR code visible on the screen.

In the future, it is intended that WhatsApp would make it simpler to move data between smartphones running various operating systems. Even in 2023, different apps are still needed to transfer data from an Android phone to an iPhone, and a USB-C to Lightning cable is required to connect an iPhone to an Android device.

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