For days, the WhatsApp application has been subject to massive campaigns of criticism, triggered by the company’s previous decision to change some of the privacy-related conditions, which prompted the most popular messaging application to temporarily retreat, despite all the clarifications and data it previously issued in order to explain the new steps it requested.
And if you are thinking of stopping using the WhatsApp application – any reason – the most difficult thing to meet will be how to transfer conversations from WhatsApp to any other application. Therefore, some competing applications such as Telegram and Signal have launched, during the past few days, new tools that facilitate this transfer process very much.
Last Thursday, the Telegram application launched a new tool for users to make the process of transferring conversations from some other applications to it very easy, as it is now possible to transfer individual and group conversations – including photos, videos and documents – to Telegram from WhatsApp and other applications, such as Line, and KakaoTalk easily.
Here’s how to transfer your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram step by step
To access the new chat transfer tool, you must use the latest version of the Telegram and WhatsApp applications, and the two applications must be installed on the same device.
Also, there is a necessary thing that you should be aware of before starting to transfer your conversations, is that there is currently no way to export all your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram at the same time, but you will need to transfer each conversation separately, so it may take some time if you have Lots of conversations you want to transfer.
When you are ready to start the transfer process, first make sure that Telegram is installed in your phone and set up, then follow these steps:
First: For Android users
Go to the WhatsApp application on your phone.
Open the conversation you want to transfer, then tap the three-dots icon in the upper-right corner of the conversation.
Click on the More option.
Click on the Export Chat option. A pop-up window will appear for you that includes two options: Include Media, and Without Media, to choose to export the chat with or without media attached, choose what suits you.
– Choose the Telegram app from the post list that appears. And select the conversation or group to which you want to import the conversation into Telegram. You can also create a new group, if you prefer.
You will now see a prompt to import messages, select the Import option, then wait for the transfer process to finish.
Second for iOS users
Go to the WhatsApp application on your phone, then open the conversation you want to transfer.
Tap on the contact or group name at the top, then tap on the Export Chat option. A pop-up window will appear for you to choose to export the conversation with or without the media attached, choose what suits you.
– Choose the Telegram application from the share menu, then select the contact or group to which you want to import the conversation.
Of course, you can keep the WhatsApp application in your phone to access the chat history later, but if you want to delete it for any reason from your phone, this is the simplest way to ensure that your conversations are not lost.
Some points that you should keep in mind before transferring WhatsApp conversations to Telegram
But the worst thing about the Telegram app and not many people know is that the app relies on client-to-server encryption for private and group chats, and uses the end-to-end encryption feature for private conversations only. Whereas, the WhatsApp application provides an end-to-end encryption setting by default for all users of more than two billion users at this time.