The feature will provide users with a quick & simple way to transfer their conversation history to a new Android phone without first backing up their communications to Google Drive
Users of WhatsApp may soon be able to send data across devices via QR codes.
According to WaBetaInfo, this feature will provide users with a quick and simple way to transfer their conversation history to a new Android phone without first backing up their communications and associated files to Google Drive.
The upcoming option to share data using a QR code will simplify and hasten the migration process.
Currently, the feature is being developed, according to the source.
In what way will WhatsApp's new feature operate?
The new feature may be used by users by simply scanning a QR code with their old smartphone on their new one.
The function seems to be equivalent to the present option to use WhatsApp online without downloading the app to your computer.
In an update released earlier this week, the instant messaging service added proxy support to its entire user base.
Due to this new function, individuals will be able to use WhatsApp through servers that have been set up by volunteers and organisations all across the world. It will allow people to freely interact when access to the internet is limited or tampered with.
The social media company claims that connecting through a proxy will offer the same level of security and anonymity that it already does.
According to the company, end-to-end encryption will still protect users' private messages.
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