Google’s Data Restore Tool was released last week on the Google Play store as a standalone app to let users restore data using a cable or a cloud backup. 9to5Google found that the latest update to the app — version 1.0.382048734 — had references to copying WhatsApp chats and history from an iPhone to an Android phone in its code. The references included “Scan the QR code with your iPhone to open WhatsApp, then tap Start”, “Keep your iPhone unlocked and WhatsApp open”, “Trouble scanning? On your iPhone, open WhatsApp, then go to Settings > Chats > Move Chats to Android”, among others.
Google’s Data Restore Tool is installed by default on Android devices and only appears when setting up a new device. Google’s Data Restore Tool is now available as a free download from the Google Play Store. According to reports, WhatsApp is testing chat transmission between iOS and Android devices. Google hasn’t revealed anything regarding the WhatsApp chat transfer. Users may soon be able to transfer their WhatsApp messages from iOS to Android smartphones using Google’s Data Restore Tool. According to reports, the most current version of the programme, which was just released on the Google Play market, includes references to moving WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to an Android phone. When you are setting up a new Android phone and wish to restore data, the Data Restore Tool appears by default.
With Google and WhatsApp both apparently working on a more seamless way to transfer chats from iOS to Android, the feature may be officially unveiled soon. However, as of now, neither Google nor WhatsApp has shared any information on it.
This means that the Data Restore Tool app could show a QR code that will need to be scanned via an iPhone, which will then take the user to WhatsApp’s chat migration settings that were reported by WhatsApp update tracker WABetaInfo earlier this month. WABetaInfo found that the Android beta for the Facebook-owned instant messaging app was testing chat migration from iOS to Android. At the time, the process was shown with a wired connection between the two devices.
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