How to move your WhatsApp chats to Telegram if you have to leave

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  • Posted: January 29, 2021 at 11:01 pm

Telegram has announced that over 100 million new users joined the app this January, thanks to the ongoing exodus triggered by WhatsApp’s new privacy policy which we have clarified here to make you understand what it is really all about. Telegram app now boasts of over 500 million active users worldwide.

To enable these new users to have a memorable stay, it has added a feature that was initially available for iOS users only. All Android users can now import their WhatsApp chat without losing any of their past conversations. This includes photos, videos, and documents and works both for individual chats and groups.

Here is how to move your chats:

To move a chat from WhatsApp on iOS:

  • Open the contact Info or Group Info page in WhatsApp,
  • Tap export chat,
  • Then choose Telegram in the Share menu.

On Android:

  • Open a WhatsApp chat,
  • Tap more, then export chat,
  • Choose Telegram in the Share menu

Messages will be imported into the current day but will also include their original timestamps. All members of the chat on Telegram will see the messages.

Telegram has also improved other features of its app like users can now see which of their groups have active voice chats from the top of the call history page. They can also adjust the volume of individual participants to manage their microphone levels. Voice message adjustments made by group admins are applied to all listeners.

For those who would like to listen and share music on the app, they now have a way to skip ahead, repeat, fast-forward and rewind their music with added fade effect to please their ears when they resume their paused tracks.  

On matters dealing with fake news, Telegram has made a step to allow users to report spam and other types of illegal content, including calls to violence or child abuse, fake channels or groups that impersonate people or organizations.  They can do so by opening their profile page and tap ‘Report’ then ‘Fake Account’ to inform Telegram about it.

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WhatsApp has since delayed its new privacy policy to give users more time to understand their principles and the facts citing widespread misinformation. It has also clarified that no one will have their account suspended or deleted on that day.

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