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How can you easily transfer your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram?

 


If you're thinking of discontinuing WhatsApp — for whatever reason — the hardest thing to see is how to transfer conversations from WhatsApp to any other app, so in the past few days, some competing apps such as Telegram and Signal have launched new tools that make this transfer very easy.

Telegram last Thursday launched a new tool for users to make the process of transferring conversations from some other apps to it very easy, where you can now easily transfer individual and group conversations — including photos, videos and documents — to Telegram from WhatsApp and other apps, such as Line, KakaoTalk.

Here's how to transfer your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram step by step:


Note: To access the new conversation transfer tool, you must use the latest version of Telegram and WhatsApp, and both apps must be installed on the same device.

One thing you need to be aware of before you start moving your conversations is that there is currently no way to export all your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram at the same time, but you'll need to move each conversation individually, so it may take some time if you have a lot of conversations you want to transfer.

When you're ready to start the transfer, first make sure you install telegram in your phone and set it up, then follow the following steps:

First, for Android users:


  • Go to WhatsApp on your phone.
  • Open the conversation you want to move, then tap the three-point icon in the top right corner of the conversation.
  • Click on the (More) option more.
  • Click on the Export Chat option.
  • You'll see a pop-up window that includes two options: Include Media, and (Without Media) without Media, to choose to export chat with or without media, choose what suits you best.
  • Choose the Telegram app from the sharing list that shows you.

Select the conversation or group you want to import the conversation to in Telegram, and you can also create a new group, if you prefer.
You'll now see a prompt to import messages, select the import option, and wait until the transfer is over.

Second, for iOS users:


  • Go to WhatsApp on your phone, then open the conversation you want to move.
  • Click on the contact or group name at the top, then click on the Export Chat option.
  • You'll see a pop-up, to choose to export the conversation with or without media, choose what suits you best.
  • Choose the Telegram app from the sharing list, then select the contact or group you want to import the conversation. 

Of course, you can keep WhatsApp on your phone to access your chat history later, but if you want to delete it for any reason from your phone, this is the simplest way to ensure that your conversations are not lost.

Some points to keep in mind before transferring WhatsApp conversations to Telegram:


Telegram has been the biggest competitor to WhatsApp for years even before the recent controversy over the update of WhatsApp's privacy policy, with Telegram offering many unique features that make it a stronger alternative to WhatsApp.

You can find out some of these features by looking at an article: "5 features that the Telegram app excels at on WhatsApp."

But the worst thing about Telegram that many don't know is that the app relies on server-client encryption in private conversations and group conversations, and uses a feature (end-to-end encryption) in secret conversations only. WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption by default to all of the more than 2 billion users at this time.

To learn more about the importance of setting up (end-to-end encryption) in the messaging app you should use, you can see an article: "WhatsApp is safer than Telegram. Here's why."

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