Telegram added the feature in its latest update. This means that when you switch to Telegram from WhatsApp, you won’t lose any of your chats. You can also import chats from Line, and KakaoTalk. Here’s how to move your WhatsApp chats to Telegram.
How To Move WhatsApp Chats To Telegram on iOS?
Export WhatsApp Chats To Telegram on Android
- Select chat to export
Open a group/contact’s chat, tap on the three-dot menu > More > Export chat.
- Move WhatsApp chat to Telegram
Select Telegram from the share window > Find the contact on Telegram > Import
New Telegram Features
With the latest update, Telegram has refined some of its other features as well. These include an improved music player within the app. You also get adjustable volume for voice chats which is a handy feature.
Other than that, you get Welcome stickers to start a new conversation on Telegram. The latest update also includes improved TalkBack and VoiceOver features.
What Could Improve
While it’s impressive to see Telegram letting you import chats from other platforms, we’d like to see this happen on all platforms. It’s a good move and it simply means we can keep chats backed-up on a separate platform where it remains encrypted and secure.
However, there’s no way to export all the chats at the same time so you can’t use it as a full-fledged backup. We’d like to see WhatsApp, Telegram, as well as Signal offer full-import capability in future updates. That way, people will have more choice and less effort in switching between messaging services.
Another thing that’s different about Telegram is the encryption protocol used by the platform. It uses the MTProto Mobile Protocol, which is somewhat more prone to data leaks if a hacker manages to decrypt the current key. This makes it a weaker encryption protocol compared to Signal or even WhatsApp.