Telegram is an interesting alternative to replace WhatsApp. The messaging application has attracted many former users of the service learning to Facebook since the latter announced that it wanted to put in place new conditions of use relating to private information, but also since it published on the website. ‘App Store all user data collected.
While WhatsApp has struggled to try to stem this exodus of users to more privacy-friendly solutions, Telegram has made the transition easier with the provision of a practical feature for newcomers: importing WhatsApp chats.
It is indeed possible, in a few actions, from your iPhone, to migrate your discussions from WhatsApp to Telegram without even losing the included media. Here is how to do it.
How to migrate your conversations from WhatsApp to Telegram on iPhone?
Warning: this must be done conversation by conversation, there is no native functionality to date allowing all conversations to be imported from one app to another at one time. But the procedure is simple, as detailed below:
- Go to WhatsApp first
- There, on the desired conversation, slide your finger to the left and choose Options
You can also go to the conversation options by entering the conversation, then pressing the name of the conversation at the top of the screen.
- Then select “Export discussion”
- Choose with or without the media
- The sharing sheet opens, you have to go find the Telegram app. This is either listed in the set next to the AirDrop icon, or to go to the far right via the “Plus” icon.
- Telegram then opens
- You must decide to import the conversation into an already existing group or a new group, before confirming
There you go, in the Telegram app, you will now find your old WhatsApp chat.
If you have created a new group, you will obviously need to invite participants to the WhatsApp conversation in this new Telegram conversation.
Do not forget to repeat the maneuver for each of your WhatsApp conversations to be transferred.
That’s it, the first part of your WhatsApp to Telegram transition is done. We now advise you to completely delete your WhatsApp account and the information linked to it before putting the Facebook app in the trash permanently. We will detail this manipulation in a future tutorial.
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By: Telegram FZ-LLC