[Officially] Import WhatsApp Chats To Telegram

Recently, Signal Messager took some features from WhatsApp and implemented them. After Signal Messenger, Telegram also takes the advantage of the current situation and today, Telegram has silently released a new update that allows moving your chat history from other apps, including WhatsApp!

And Telegram knows that people need their chat history, so they are offering a migration tool. Let’s see how it works. It’s very simple: you have to export your chats from WhatsApp from the chat actions:

After selecting Telegram from the iOS Share Sheet, Telegram will ask where you want to import messages to. You can choose your own chat (saved messages), a new group, or any other chat.

After the process is done, your messages and media (if you chose to attach media from WhatsApp) will be visible in the chat you chose:

Imported messages are marked as Imported. On previous Telegram versions, imported messages are marked as Forwarded. Migrating group chats are supported too. Note that Telegram informs that messages were imported from another app, so they can’t guarantee they are real (seen that another user might modify the exported chat before importing it to Telegram). This has been an interesting move against WhatsApp. 

How will WhatsApp react? It must be said that WhatsApp might respond to this affront by offering other new features, thus favoring all WhatsApp users. The feature is available today on Telegram Messenger for iOS, available on the App Store. An update for Android should be planned very soon. Stay tuned to discover more!

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