Telegram Adds New Feature to Bring In Your WhatsApp Data

Ongoing controversy of changes to its privacy policy. WhatsApp is losing the trust of millions of users who are now looking for a new encrypted messaging platform. Telegram claims it’s added 100 million new users this month alone, and it hopes its new ability to transfer WhatsApp chat histories will accelerate the transition.

Telegram launched a move-history tool that allows users to import their chats from WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk. According to the company, videos and documents will also transfer into Telegram.

Steps to Move chats data on WhatsApp:

  • 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 > Export Chat, then choose Telegram in the Share menu

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