WhatsApp has unveiled a new faster way to transfer chats between old and new phones using QR codes.
According to the platform, users will be able to move their WhatsApp data using a local Wi-Fi connection when switching to another phone running the same operating system.
To do this, make sure both devices are powered on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network before attempting to transfer your chat history.
• Next, launch WhatsApp on the outdated handset and select Chat transfer under Settings > Chats.
• You will see a QR code once you have finished this step.
• To finish the transfer process, scan the QR code using the new phone.
WhatsApp said that because the data is encrypted and shared only between the two devices over your local network, this method is more secure than third-party alternatives.
Before now, WhatsApp relied on cloud backups to transmit data from one iOS or Android-powered device to another. The business is proposing a local transfer mechanism for this kind of migration for the first time at this moment.