If you have an Android handset that runs Android 10 and up but wasn’t made by Samsung, don’t get too upset. WhatsApp says that other Android phones will receive the new feature soon.
Transfer your WhatsApp chat history from the iPhone to a compatible Samsung handset
WhatsApp says that when you are ready to set up a new phone, you will have the option to securely transfer the old chats from your old phone to your new phone. All you’ll need is a USB-C to Lightning cable. You’ll need to install on your new phone Samsung SmartSwitch app version 18.104.22.168 or greater; install WhatsApp iOS version 22.214.171.124 or greater on your old device while WhatsApp Android version 126.96.36.199 or greater is downloaded onto your new device.
Now pay attention. The Android phone that you’re migrating your WhatsApp messages to must be factory new or factory reset. Got it?
As you continue to set up your new Samsung Galaxy phone, launch the WhatsApp app using the same phone number that you used on the old phone. When asked to do so, tap on “Import” and let the process finish. Once your new phone is activated, all of your old WhatsApp chats will have moved from iOS to Android (and more specifically-for now-your new Samsung phone).
Your old phone will continue to sport your old WhatsApp data unless you decide to wipe the device or (heaven forbid) delete the WhatsApp app.
WhatsApp cannot see the data that is being transferred
The data being transferred does not go to cloud storage (although you might have sent it there separately via Chat Backup). And WhatsApp cannot see the data that is being migrated. While personal messages can be transferred from iOS to a compatible Samsung branded Android phone, peer-to-peer payment messages cannot. Your WhatsApp call history also can’t transfer from an iPhone to a Samsung handset.