Currently being developed by the messaging service is a new import/export facility for conversation backups.
The new import option was discovered by WABetaInfo in the most recent beta of WhatsApp for Android v18.104.22.168. When you try to install the messaging app on a fresh Android smartphone, it appears. The import tool is not functional since the functionality is currently under development.
Currently, WhatsApp asks you to import a backup from the Google account connected to the device when you first set it up. The option to import a local backup is absent. In essence, you are unable to transfer your WhatsApp messages to another device if you don’t back them up to Google Drive. This can become a problem if you ever lose access to the account where you backed up your WhatsApp chat history or if you switch between devices while using a poor Wi-Fi connection.
When Google decides to stop offering free limitless Drive storage for WhatsApp backups, WhatsApp may launch its import/export service. The messaging app’s backups do not now deplete the storage in your Google account, but that may change in the future. The import/export feature of WhatsApp will be useful in this situation since it allows you to locally export the conversation data and then import it to another device. Users who don’t feel comfortable keeping their WhatsApp chat history on their Google account will also find it helpful.