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GOOD ZUCK Mark Zuckerberg unveils NEW WhatsApp feature – and it was ‘top wish’ for fans of the app

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MARK Zuckerberg has announced that WhatsApp users can now easily switch from Android phones to iPhones.

The billionaire meta boss, who runs Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, revealed the change in a social post.

Zuckerberg says the change was highly requested.

“We’re adding the ability for WhatsApp to securely switch phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption,” Zuckerberg said.

“This is one of the most requested features. We introduced the iPhone to Android skill switch last year and are now adding Android to iPhone as well.”

Starting today.

Until now, it has been almost impossible to move your WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone when switching phones.

Now Apple and WhatsApp have teamed up to finally make it happen.

The long-awaited feature was one of Apple’s most requested updates.

If you have an Android phone, you need to install the latest version of Move to iOS from the Google Play Store.

This app already exists and is designed to transfer your Android texts, photos and more to new iPhone.

But it is now updated to include support for moving WhatsApp messages.

You must consent to the data being moved.

It’s then packaged – while remaining encrypted and invisible to Apple – and then moved to iOS.

The first time you log in to the iPhone, the WhatsApp data is decrypted and appears automatically.

The feature is available on Android starting today with WhatsApp Beta – a trial version of the app used to test new features.

You can join the beta for free, although the feature will eventually go live in the general release.

No internet connection is required for the transfer to work – it’s peer-to-peer.

And WhatsApp doesn’t need to be updated as the transition is done on the company’s own servers.

If you want to try new WhatsApp features before everyone else, follow our guide to join the beta below.

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

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