Telegram has launched an replace for its app on iOS that features a migration instrument to let customers import chats from WhatsApp and different apps. The point out of the brand new instrument is a part of the Telegram 7.4 replace. However one other replace (Telegram 7.4.1) launched quickly after doesn’t embrace the point out of the brand new migration instrument. Nevertheless, in our testing, customers have been in a position to switch their chat historical past from WhatsApp even after putting in the 7.4.1 model of Telegram. This may very well be excellent news for individuals who need to transfer away from WhatsApp after its contentious privateness coverage adjustments.
Telegram then virtually instantly launched model 7.4.1 for iOS, eradicating the point out of the migration instrument. Nevertheless, after updating to Telegram model 7.4.1, we have been nonetheless ready to make use of the instrument emigrate chats from WhatsApp to Telegram. The method is pretty simple.
On WhatsApp, that you must swipe from proper to left on the person chat you want 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 will be imported to Telegram via the iOS Share Sheet.
When you choose Telegram, it is going to ask you to pick out the contact or group you need to migrate the precise chat to, and the messages will likely 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 have been imported present the unique time stamp, together with the textual content, “imported” and the time once they have been copied over.
Telegram has not but introduced the brand new migration instrument formally on its social handles or elsewhere other than the iOS replace notes. There is no such thing as a point out about when the instrument will likely be accessible for Android both. The instrument might nonetheless be a work-in-progress for iOS, and it’s possible that the corporate will make an announcement as soon as it is able to go. As talked about, some customers are nonetheless in a position to import chats to Telegram from different apps after putting in the newest replace that’s available on the App Store.
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