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    Hello, I have a new Galaxy S8 (single-SIM), that will replace TWO old phones: a Galaxy S6 and an iPhone 5, each of which had a WhatsApp account. I want to copy over the WhatsApp chat history of both of these former accounts, so I can access their history.
    How can I do this?
    I am a bit of a novice at this, but (assuming that I cannot merge the two accounts' chat histories) I am thinking of:
    - running Dual WhatsApp on my S8 (if possible despite the S8 being single-SIM)
    - having one WhatsApp version be active, linked to the SIM, with the chat history of [say] the iPhone account
    - having the other WhatsApp version be 'passive', i.e. just a 'repository' with the other account's chat history so I can search it if needed (but I would message from the first, SIM-linked WhatsApp version)

    Questions:
    1- Is something like this possible (& an OK solution to my issue)?
    2- To create the second (passive) WhatsApp version, can I temporarily insert a different SIM, create the passive account under that number, and then revert to the SIM I will run in the phone for the active account?
    3- How do I transfer the chat history from the iPhone onto the S8?
    4- For transferring the chat history from the S6, can I just copy over the msgstore file (via my PC) onto the S8? [I want to avoid using GoogleDrive)
    And how do I tell WhatsApp to use it as the history for the second (passive) version, and not the first (active) version?

    Thank you in advance! This is a bit complex and I am a bit lost as to how best to do it, so your help will be invaluable!! :-)
    01-27-2019 10:43 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the WhatsApp forum for more specific traffic.
    01-27-2019 01:01 PM

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