WhatsApp users can now transfer chats between phones using QR code
WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new feature that allows users to transfer their chat history between phones using a QR code. This new feature is available for both Android and iOS devices.
To transfer your chat history using a QR code, you will need to follow these steps:
- On your old phone, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Chats > Chat transfer.
- A QR code will be displayed on your screen.
- On your new phone, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Change number.
- On the Transfer Chats screen, tap Scan QR code.
- Use your new phone’s camera to scan the QR code that is displayed on your old phone.
- WhatsApp will begin transferring your chat history.
- Once the transfer is complete, you will be able to see all of your old chats on your new phone.
The new QR code-based chat transfer feature is a more secure and private way to transfer your chat history than the previous method, which required you to back up your chat history to the cloud. With the new feature, your chat history is only shared between your two devices and is fully encrypted during the transfer process.
The new feature is also faster than the previous method. The previous method could take several minutes to transfer your chat history, depending on the size of your chat history. The new feature can transfer your chat history in a matter of seconds.
The new QR code-based chat transfer feature is available for all WhatsApp users who have updated their app to the latest version. To update your app, open the Google Play Store or the App Store and search for “WhatsApp.” Tap on the WhatsApp app and then tap on Update.
I hope this blog post helps you transfer your chat history between phones using a QR code. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using the new QR code-based chat transfer feature:
- Both devices must be running the same operating system (Android or iOS).
- Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- The transfer process may take a few minutes, depending on the size of your chat history.
- Your chat history will only be transferred if you have backed up your chat history to the cloud. If you have not backed up your chat history, you will lose your chat history when you transfer to a new phone.