Telegram allows now to import WhatsApp chats

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After Signal Messenger, it’s the turn of Telegram to take advantage of the current situation of WhatsApp. Let’s discover what the recent update includes…


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Topic about? Import messages to Telegram from other apps
Previous article? Signal takes advantage of the situation, implementing several WhatsApp features!

The last week Signal challenged WhatsApp, copying several features from WhatsApp, and it’s the turn of Telegram now to do something.
Today Telegram has silently released a new update that allows to move your chat history from other apps, including WhatsApp!

Telegram knows that users care their chat history on WhatsApp, 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 is 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 offering other new features, thus favouring 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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