How to move your chat from WhatsApp to Telegram

Because of WhatsApp’s new privacy update, Most Whatsapp users have been switching their main messaging app to the WhatsApp alternative like signal and telegram. To help users to transfer their chats to telegram, developers at telegram created a new tool to transfer WhatsApp chats to telegram very easily.

Importing Chats From WhatsApp To Telegram

Telegram has added their new chat import tool with the latest version 7.4  update on the Apple app store and Google play store. If you using the new version of telegram you can follow these easy steps to move your WhatsApp chats to telegram

Import Personal Chat To Telegram

To import your personal chats to Telegram, Open WhatsApp and open a chat, Tap the menu button (three vertical dots), Tap More, and then Export Chat. The App will ask if you want to export Media in the chat or not, If you want the media in the chat simply select ‘Include Media’, or if you don’t want chat media then select ‘without media’

When you select one of these options you’ll get the share option menu on your screen. On there choose telegram. And then telegram will ask you where to import the chat. You can either select one of your recent chat  or you can use the search box to search contact and tap on import 

The app will now start importing your chat. And it’ll take somewhere around a few seconds to a few minutes depending on your chat size. You should keep the app open till the import process is done 

When the import process is done, You can see all of your messages on telegram chat. Imported messages will have the ‘imported’ tag and the original timestamp of the message

Import WhatsApp Group Chats to Telegram

When we come to the group chats that’s where this import tool really shines. Telegram automatically organizes the messages to the contact that are already in the Telegram group. If there’s a message who is not part of that telegram group then telegram will show the message with the phone number of that person. You can follow these easy steps to import your whatsapp group chats to telegram.

Open a group chat on your whatsapp. Then click the menu button on your screen (three vertical dots). On that menu choose more -> Export Chat. Just like personal chats you can choose to export your group chat with or without media

After that, your share option menu will pop up. Choose telegram on the share menu. Now you can choose where to export your group chat and tap on the import button, or you can easily create a telegram group using the ‘Create a New Group to Import’ option.

Janidu Teshan
Author: Janidu Teshan


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