WhatsApp is reportedly engaged on a brand new characteristic that may make chat switch on Android telephones simpler. The moment messaging app is alleged to be engaged on a brand new choice within the WhatsApp settings tab that may let customers transfer chats from an older android cellphone to a more moderen one with out utilizing the cloud. WhatsApp presently supplies the flexibility to switch chat by backing up it on Google Drive or by way of the Transfer to iOS app from Android to iPhones.
A brand new characteristic was noticed in growth by characteristic tracker WABetaInfo, on WhatsApp beta model 18.104.22.168. The brand new replace model has been noticed with a brand new Chat switch to Android choice within the settings part. It will make the method of transferring chats simpler, as customers will merely must click on on that and scan a QR code on their older cellphone after organising WhatsApp on their new cellphone.
The report means that the characteristic is presently below growth and there are not any particulars on the precise rollout date. Nonetheless, as soon as rolled out, switching to a brand new Android cellphone might get lots sooner since customers will not should depend on Google Drive. Nonetheless, you may solely entry your chat historical past on a brand new cellphone utilizing a cloud backup, in case your older system is misplaced or has stopped working.
In the meantime, the moment messaging platform can be stated to be engaged on a characteristic that may let customers report any suspicious standing replace on PC or laptops utilizing the Desktop app. WhatsApp is testing the brand new characteristic for a future replace of its Desktop app. It presently supplies the flexibility to report suspicious messages or spam messages to the corporate.
Notably, standing updates will proceed to stay end-to-end encrypted, identical to messages, voice calls, media, location sharing, and calls. Reported messages are decrypted and despatched to WhatsApp, whereas the end-to-end encrypted contents of normal WhatsApp interactions can’t be accessed by anyone, not even WhatsApp or Meta.
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