Telegram has launched a brand new replace for its app on iOS and Android that features a migration device to let customers import chats from WhatsApp and different messaging apps. The Telegram replace for Android units has the model 7.4. The point out of the brand new device is a part of the Telegram 7.4 replace for iOS as properly, however one other replace (Telegram 7.4.1) launched quickly after for Apple units doesn’t embody the point out of the brand new migration device. Nevertheless, in our testing, customers have been capable of switch their chat historical past from WhatsApp on each Android and iOS after putting in the most recent respective variations. This could possibly be excellent news for individuals who wish to transfer away from WhatsApp after its contentious privateness coverage modifications. The brand new replace additionally brings enhancements to voice chats and audio participant, together with new animations and stickers.
Telegram introduced the brand new options, together with the chat migration device, for Android and iOS by way of a blogpost that features particulars on tips on how to use them. The discharge notes of Telegram model 7.4 for each iOS and Android additionally carries the point out of the device: ‘Transfer your chat historical past from different apps (WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk) to Telegram’.
However quickly after releasing the 7.4 model for iOS, Telegram nearly instantly launched model 7.4.1, eradicating the point out of the migration device. Nevertheless, after updating to the Telegram model 7.4.1 on iOS, we have been nonetheless ready to make use of the device emigrate chats from WhatsApp to Telegram. The method is pretty straightforward.
Chats which were imported to Telegram present the unique time stamp, together with the textual content, “imported”
On WhatsApp for iOS, you have to to swipe proper to left on the person or group chat that you just wish to migrate after which faucet on Extra
, then select the Export Chat choice. A pop up will ask if you wish to transfer the chat with or with out attachments, which could be imported to Telegram by the iOS Share Sheet. For Android, merely faucet on the three dots on a person or group chat, faucet Extra after which Export Chat to reach on the similar display screen that can allow you to share the file with Telegram.
When you choose Telegram, it should ask you to pick the contact or group you wish to migrate the precise chat to, and the messages might be synced for you within the chat historical past of the contact. Messages imported from different apps include a flag on the backside that claims ‘Imported’. This works for each particular person chats, and teams. Chats which were imported present the unique time stamp, together with the textual content, “imported” and the time after they have been copied over.
The brand new Telegram replace for each Android and iOS units additionally consists of enhancements to voice chat. Customers will now be capable of modify the amount of particular person members throughout a voice chat. Changes made by group admins, nonetheless, are utilized for all listeners.
Modifications within the audio participant performance consists of the choice to faucet on the title of an creator to see all their tracks out of your chats. Customers can now additionally maintain down the subsequent and former monitor buttons to fast-forward and rewind a monitor.
The Telegram replace additionally introduces Greeting Stickers on iOS and Android to welcome new customers and new animations on Android. Customers also can now report pretend channels or teams that impersonate well-known individuals or organisations by tapping the profile web page > Report > Pretend Account.
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