Updated WhatsApp functionality may soon allow Android users to transfer chats without using Google Drive
Whatsapp Update: For Android beta users, WhatsApp has made a new chat transfer option available. Users won't need to back up their chat history to Google Drive thanks to the functionality that allows them to move their WhatsApp account data from one Android device to another. This comes after the instant messaging service introduced a new privacy feature to lock chats for beta testers on Android. Additionally, it allowed users to log into a single WhatsApp account from multiple phones.
How to use it
Users who do not want to back up their extensive chat backups may find this feature to be helpful. The new capability may speed up the transfer of communications from the outdated smartphone to the more recent one. There is now a second choice available in the chat section thanks to this new update. Users must navigate to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Transfer to use it. Following that, the app will display a QR code that users must scan with the device if they wish to transfer the chat.
Another feature in works
According to a separate WABetaInfo source, WhatsApp is also developing a 'Reply with a message' function. Users will be able to use this functionality to simultaneously reject an incoming call and message the caller. Users are reportedly going to notice a new 'Reply' button under call notifications in addition to the 'Decline' and 'Answer' options. Notably, WhatsApp has just launched new multidevice support that enables users to use one account across four smartphones at once. All iOS and Android users worldwide can now access it.