The new feature resembles the one available in competitors, such as Signal, where two phones can be paired and messages are then transferred from one device to another. As WhatsApp doesn't use centralized messaging servers like Telegram, the messages can't be just "pulled from the cloud".
The new transfer feature is available now only for recently released new Samsung's foldable phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Later, the new transfer method will be brought to all other Android devices, too.
However, there's one problem with the new transfer feature: it only works from iPhone to Android, not the other way around.
New transfer feature will transfer all messages, voice messages, videos and images from iPhone's WhatsApp to Android's WhatsApp.
Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 11 Aug 2021 11:38