While a user can back up the WhatsApp chat history to the cloud, there is no official way to transfer WhatsApp chats between iOS and Android. WhatsApp has been working on multiple device support for some time now and new information from WABetaInfo suggests that the service will soon let users move their chat history between different platforms.
WhatsApp has been working on multiple device support where a user will be able to send and receive messages from any of their devices without their primary device being connected to the internet. It looks like the migration of chat between iOS and Android will help in ensuring uniformity and continuity of the chat with multiple device support.
According to WABetaInfo, “WhatsApp will allow migrating your chat history from WhatsApp for iOS to WhatsApp for Android. It is obvious that WhatsApp will also allow the opposite way. When the user tries to link a device having a different operating system to his WhatsApp account, it’s always needed to update to the latest WhatsApp update available on the App Store or TestFlight, in order to avoid any compatibility error with the Android version”.
There is no information on when the ability to migrate a user's chat will be available nor when multiple device support will launch.
In other WhatsApp news, the service has added voice and video calling support to its desktop app. It will however only support one-to-one calls for now. You can learn more about it here.
WhatsApp is also testing self-destructing photos. The feature is currently in development and is expected to launch for both iOS and Android. You can learn more about it here.
Users can also mute a video before sharing it on WhatsApp. You can learn how to mute a video before sharing it here.