Although I did keep losing my WhatsApp chats every time. While the Move to iOS app made transferring the rest of the stuff simple, there was still no way of transferring WhatsApp chats from my Android device to my iPhone.
As of now, WhatsApp officially doesn’t let you back up data from your Android to your iPhone because both systems use a completely different cloud-based backup system.
Android uses Google Drive to store WhatsApp backups whereas the iPhone uses iCloud. This makes it impossible to transfer data from one platform to another.
Also, while you can export your WhatsApp chats from Android via email, you can’t import them into WhatsApp’s iPhone app.
How to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone
After endless scrolling (not really), and experimenting with a lot of third-party applications, I found a simple and convenient solution to this — The Dr.Fone – WhatsApp Transfer application. It is available for both Windows and macOS.