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Telegram, in an effort to gain more users, now allows importing conversations from WhatsApp and other messaging applications.



Telegram, in an effort to gain more users, now allows importing conversations from WhatsApp and other messaging applications.

In recent weeks, Telegram has gained huge popularity along with Signal due to privacy changes on WhatsApp. It also led Telegram to look for ways to attract and retain more users. The last? Import WhatsApp conversations to have them directly on Telegram and that’s why don’t miss the Facebook application.

The new feature appeared with the Telegram 7.4 update on iOS, according to Genbeta. At the moment, it is not available for Android. According to this update, it is now possible transfer the conversation history “from applications such as WhatsApp, Line, KakaoTalk”.

Thanks to this option, Telegram allows conversations from other apps become their own platform and in the conversation that we already have there with the other person. In this way, we can easily search the history even if the conversation has already taken place in another application.

the steps to import conversations they are relatively simple. If we import it from WhatsApp, for example, what we must do is:

  1. In WhatsApp we navigate to the contact from which we want to import the conversation.
  2. In the contact information, choose “Export chat”.
  3. From the available sharing options, choose the Telegram app.
  4. In Telegram, select the contact to which we want the conversation to be imported.

Ready. With that the imported conversation will appear as “forwarded messages” in the Telegram conversation with said contact. This is not the most elegant method of all, but it can be useful to have the information in one place. Of course, it must be borne in mind that a conversation can be imported into the conversation with anyone from Telegram, it does not have to be exactly the same person who is from WhatsApp, nor is their confirmation required for the process.

An avalanche of features in the shadow of WhatsApp

Telegram’s strategy for the past few years appears to have been the following: add tons of features to your messaging app to stand out above WhatsApp in this sense. Stickers, streaming channels, bots, app customization, cross-platform app, and many other features have made many people think of Telegram as the go-to messaging app.

The app announced on January 13 that had already exceeded 500 million usersHowever, WhatsApp and the empire of Facebook are still a long way off. The downside is that there is still no clear monetization system for the app, which is currently free and ad-free. Another important point is that its security is in doubt, it does not have end-to-end encryption like WhatsApp does.

Via | Genbeta