WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that simplifies the process of transferring chat histories between devices.

The new feature, which is currently available in beta for Android and iOS users, uses a QR code-based transfer process that allows users to securely move their data locally, as long as both devices are running the same operating system.

How To use the new WhatsApp QR code feature

  1. On your old device, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Chats > Transfer Chat History.
  2. On your new device, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Chats > Request Chat History Transfer.
  3. A QR code will be displayed on your old device. Scan the QR code with your new device.
  4. The data transfer will begin.

The data transfer process may take a few minutes to complete. Once the transfer is complete, your chat history will be available on your new device.

The Benefits of the New Feature

The new feature offers a number of benefits over the previous method of transferring chat histories, which required users to back up their chats to cloud storage and then restore them on their new device.

First, the new feature is much faster. The QR code-based transfer process can complete in a matter of minutes, while the cloud-based backup and restore process can take hours or even days.

Second, the new feature is more secure. The data transfer is encrypted throughout the process, and it is only accessible to the two devices involved in the transfer. This means that the data is not stored on any third-party servers, and it cannot be accessed by hackers or other unauthorized parties.

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Third, the new feature is more versatile. The old feature only allowed users to transfer chat histories between devices running different operating systems. The new feature allows users to transfer chat histories between devices running the same operating system, such as from one Android phone to another Android phone or from one iPhone to another iPhone.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using the new feature:

  • Both devices must be running the same operating system and must have the latest version of WhatsApp installed.
  • The new feature is not available for transferring chat histories between devices running different operating systems.
  • The data transfer process is encrypted throughout, so your chat history is secure.
  • The data transfer process is limited to chat history. Other data, such as profile photos and settings, will not be transferred.

Overall, the new feature is a quick and easy way to transfer chat histories between devices. If you are looking to transfer your chat history to a new device, the new feature is the way to go.

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