How to Move Your WhatsApp Chat History to Telegram (Android and iOS)

Telegram has introduced a new feature that lets old and new users from other private messaging apps like WhatsApp import their chat history to Telegram. Users can also transfer videos, images, and group chats from these platforms into Telegram.

This feature makes sense for individuals looking to switch from WhatsApp or other private messaging apps to Telegram without losing their chat history.

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The feature addition doesn’t come as a surprise as Telegram is reporting continuous increments in its user base (now has over 500 million active users worldwide)—a sizable number of these users it gained from its rival, WhatsApp. How? WhatsApp’s new privacy policy.

Follow the steps below to import your chat history from WhatsApp to Telegram.

Move WhatsApp Chat to Telegram (Android)

Move Whatsapp Chat Telegram

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and select the chat you want to export

Step 2: Click the three-dot icon at the top-right corner of the chat and select More

Step 3: Select Export chat

Step 4: You’ll see an option to export Without Media or Include Media

Step 5: Choose your preferred option

Step 6: Next, choose Telegram from the sharing menu and select the Telegram contact/conversation you want to export the chat to.

Step 7: You’ll see a prompt to import messages; select Import.

For iOS Devices

Move Whatsapp Chat Telegram

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and select the chat you want to export

Step 2: Head into the contact info menu, scroll down and select Export chat

Step 3: Choose Telegram on the sharing menu and select the contact you want to assign the imported chat to

Step 4: You’ll see a prompt to import messages; select Import

Chats imported (or exported) will carry their original timestamps from WhatsApp and they will not take up additional space when imported to Telegram. One more thing: to move Whatsapp chat to Telegram, you’ll need to have the latest versions of both apps installed on your phone.

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