WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging applications on iOS and Android devices . However, the platform lacks options to provide a better user experience, such as the option to transfer chats from one phone to another.
Although WhatsApp developers have been working on a system that allows us to migrate all the conversations we have between teams of different operating systems, a new actor appeared offering the same functionality: Google .
As detailed by the well-known website 9to5Google, the big G plans to launch Google Data Transfer Tool , an application with which it will be possible to transfer data from one computer to another, including the iPhone .
As can be seen in an APK file of version 1.0.382048734 shared by Xataka, there are clues that the migration of WhatsApp conversations from iPhone to Android would be possible soon through this app.
What is the difference between the option to migrate chats from WhatsApp and Google?
As we mentioned, the team of developers of the instant messaging app has been working on this functionality for some time to migrate conversations between teams of both operating systems.
The detail is that the WhatsApp option can only be done by connecting both mobile devices with a cable. And this is where Google could have a great advantage over the messaging application.
It happens that in the APK of Google Data Transfer Tool it would do the same purely virtual, so there would be no need to use a cable. This is because texts such as ” Transfer WhatsApp chats ” appear in the app , “Scan the QR code on your iPhone and open WhatsApp, then press start”.
In addition, another description is dedicated to the drawbacks that the platform can have. “If you have problems, use the settings menu> chats> transfer chats to Android in WhatsApp on the iPhone “, which would indicate that this option will depend on when the messaging application incorporates its own functionality.
At the moment, there is no exact date on the arrival of the option to migrate chats between two devices with different operating systems, although the appearance of this description in the Google tool suggests that it would be very close.