WhatsApp cutting its ‘biggest link’ with Google – Times of India

WhatsApp Recently a new feature called Keep in Chat has been introduced. The purpose of this feature is to provide users with the ability to save a message from disappearing. This allows users to protect the important messages they want to retain and prevent them from disappearing as part of a disappearing timeline. Now a new report has surfaced online which reveals that WhatsApp may soon end its reliance on Google Drive When it comes to chat backup.
As reported by WABetaInfo, a website tracking changes to WhatsApp builds has reported that the Meta-owned platform is developing a new feature to improve how chats are migrated to other phones: A chat transfer option. The report states that with the new chat transfer option, users will not need to back up their chat history Google Drive if they want to migrate their account to a new Android device.
how to use the feature
WhatsApp has rolled out a new chat transfer feature for beta testers on Android. Available in beta version, the chat transfer option is available within WhatsApp Settings > Chats and it allows users to migrate their chat history to a new Android device. After selecting the option to transfer chats, users need to scan the QR code provided and initiate the process of migrating chats from one Android device to another.
“This feature eliminates the need to manually back up chat history to Google Drive, which can be a time-consuming process, especially if the chat history is large. By scanning a QR code, users can easily transfer their chat history.” can move their old Android device to the new Android device without having to go through the backup and restore process as the migration is automatic,” added the report.
As mentioned above the feature is available to few beta testers and is expected to roll out to all users soon.