WhatsApp working on transferring chat history to a different phone number
WhatsApp has been working on transferring chat history between Android and iOS devices. It looks like WhatsApp is working on another update that will let users transfer chat history to another phone number as well. The new feature is currently in testing on WhatsApp's Android and iOS apps.
WhatsApp chat history can be backed up to Google Drive (Android) and iCloud (iPhone). But there are limitations as users have to stick to the same platform and phone number to retrieve their WhatsApp chat history while switching to a new device. The new features WhatsApp is working on will be very helpful as it will give users more flexibility over different devices and platforms.
The latest feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo, and it is currently under development on Android and iOS. When switching to a new device, WhatsApp will give users the option to transfer their chat history and media. There's another option to transfer it to a different phone number. WhatsApp already lets you change phone numbers and keep your chat history but this is possible while switching on the same phone. The new feature will be helpful in cases where you're getting a new device, and a new phone number as well.
Transferring your chat history to another phone number is a part of the chat migration tool that WhatsApp is developing. It would be a major step for WhatsApp to introduce this feature. There's no word on when WhatsApp will release the chat migration tool but it's expected to happen soon.