WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the best messaging platforms currently available on smartphones, however, if you are moving from Android to iOS or vice-versa, then transferring WhatsApp backup is not an option. Since Android smartphones use a different cloud backup platform and iOS devices use iCloud, the backup files of Whatsapp on both devices cannot be restored on a different operating system. However, it seems like WhatsApp is now finally working on a new feature that would allow users to transfer the backup files of WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.
As per the details from WABetaInfo, the company is currently working on a new feature that will let users on Android move their chats to an iPhone. The feature was spotted in the Beta version of WhatsApp iOS v22.2.74 but is not available to all Beta users for now. As per the reports, WhatsApp will use a Move to iOS app to migrate the messages from Android to iOS devices. For now, if you have a Samsung or a Google Pixel device, you can use the easy migration feature which was released last October.
However, for any other smartphone, you will have to wait for the new feature to be finally available through an update. Apart from this, the company is also planning to launch a new global voice note feature for iOS which allows the user to hear the voice note, even when they exit the same chat and open a different one. We expect the migration feature to appear on WhatsApp in Q2 this year.