WhatsApp to Enable Syncing of Chat History Across Platforms

Joanna Estrada
August 11, 2020

This will enable you to log into WhatsApp using your same account on different devices - be it your smartphone, desktop, or even an iPad simultaneously. Also, it is unlike the current scenario in which WhatsApp doesn't sync the chat history once you move your account from one device to another.

The features are still under testing but WhatsApp seems to be closing up to the final version, after which it will be released to beta testers first and then to the stable version of the app. For this, WhatsApp will require a WiFi connection since it may use a large amount of your data plan. That means Android users will eventually be able to transfer their chats over to an iOS device and vice versa, something that isn't possible at the moment.

However, once the data has been shared, WABetaInfo says that Wi-Fi or Internet won't be needed on the primary device. It will see you connect to a WiFi network, log into your WhatsApp account (possibly using your phone number), and see your texts download and decrypt on that secondary device nearly instantly. It is possible that WhatsApp will allow other mobile devices to be connected to your main device slightly later than WhatsApp desktop.

Now, reliable tipster WABetaInfo has discovered that WhatsApp is working on a chat history sync feature. Any message will be delivered to all your family devices, so your chat history is going to be synced across platforms and when you use or remove a device, your encryption key changes. However, the WhatsApp beta tracker claims that the messaging app would go further and enable syncing in case of mobile devices as well.

Support between Android and iOS devices is not confirmed yet, but it might be something WhatsApp is going to bring in too.

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