Telegram and Signal are reaping the benefits of the recent backlash against WhatsApp. The apps have gained several hundred thousand users in the last two weeks and their growth doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.
In an attempt to still attract More WhatsApp users, these apps have been working to bring new features on par with Facebook-owned messenger. For example, Signal recently added custom wallpaper and animated sticker support to the app to offer new users a more familiar experience. Now Telegram is adding a new tool in version 7.4 that will help users to easily migrate their chat history from WhatsApp to the app .
According to a recent report by Macerkopf, Telegram v7.4 is now rolling out for iOS users via the Apple App Store. The update brings a new import feature that will help users migrate their chat history from other apps, including WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk, to Telegram. However, the migration tool is not yet available to all iPhone users. As 9to5Mac points out, Telegram appears to have removed mentions of the migration tool in a subsequent update, suggesting that it is still a work in progress. Regardless of that, the post managed to give it a try.
How to migrate your WhatsApp chat history to Telegram 7.4
To migrate your chat history from WhatsApp to Telegram , you must first open the first one and navigate to a chat that you want to migrate. Then, you will have to open the menu «More» in the chat and select the option «Export chat ». WhatsApp will create a backup copy of the entire conversation in the form of a ZIP file.
Then you can import this ZIP file in Telegram through the sheet to share from iOS. When you do that, Telegram will ask you which contact or group you want to associate that chat with , and then the messages will be synced for both you and you Contact. All imported messages will be tagged to indicate that they have been imported from a different service.
Although Telegram has not officially announced the new migration tool, some users have access to it in the latest version of the application. In case you want to give it a try, you can download the latest update from the App Store. We expect Messenger to launch the tool more widely in the coming days. So far, Telegram has not discussed a similar option for Android users , but we hope it will arrive soon.