July 3, 2022

What you need to know

  • WhatsApp is now making it easier to migrate data from Android to iPhone.
  • The ability to migrate from iPhone to Android was first made available in 2021.
  • You’ll need to use the Move to iOS app from the Play Store in order to migrate your data.

If you’re someone who wants to make the switch from Android and move to iOS but is worried about WhatsApp, you’re in luck. Mark Zuckerberg took to his official Facebook account to announce that Android users are now able to transfer their chats, photos, videos, and voice messages to an iPhone.

Last year, we saw Google and Samsung working with WhatsApp to make it easier to transfer your chats and other content from an iPhone to one of the best Android phones. But those who have been wanting to hop over to the walled garden side of things have not been so lucky. 

(Image credit: Facebook)

Unfortunately, it seems that you won’t be able to just transfer your WhatsApp chats using the app. Instead, you’ll need to rely on the new Move to iOS app that Apple released on the Google Play Store last year. But according to the official FAQ on the matter, WhatsApp does state that the iPhone that you’re transferring to must be on at least iOS 15.5.