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.Four replace. But one other replace (Telegram 7.4.1) launched quickly after doesn’t embody the point out of the brand new migration instrument. However, in our testing, customers had been in a position to switch their chat historical past from WhatsApp even after putting in the 7.4.1 model of Telegram. This could possibly be excellent news for individuals who need to transfer away from WhatsApp after its contentious privateness coverage adjustments.
The launch notes of Telegram of model 7.Four on iOS contains the point out of the instrument: ‘Move your chat historical past from different apps (WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk) to Telegram’.
Telegram then virtually instantly launched model 7.4.1 for iOS, eradicating the point out of the migration instrument. However, after updating to Telegram model 7.4.1, we had been nonetheless ready to make use of the instrument emigrate chats from WhatsApp to Telegram. The course of is pretty simple.
On WhatsApp, you want to swipe from proper to left on the person chat you want to migrate after which faucet on More, then select the Export Chat possibility. A pop up will ask if you wish to transfer the chat with or with out attachments, which might be imported to Telegram by the iOS Share Sheet.
When you choose Telegram, it’s going to ask you to pick out the contact or group you need to migrate the precise chat to, and the messages shall 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 after they had been copied over.
Telegram has not but introduced the brand new migration instrument formally on its social handles or elsewhere aside from the iOS replace notes. There isn’t any point out about when the instrument shall be out there for Android both. The instrument might nonetheless be a work-in-progress for iOS, and it’s doubtless 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 most recent replace that’s out there on the App Store.
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