Telegram enables users to move chats and media from other messaging apps by using the Export Chat menu.
— Open WhatsApp
— Select a chat in WhatsApp which you want to move
— Tap the three vertical dots on the top right corner.
— Tap on Export Chat > select Telegram in the Share menu.
— Users will be asked if they want to restore the chats with or without media. You can select the option as per your preference.
Similarly, users can move a chat from WhatsApp on iOS by following the given steps:
— Open WhatsApp
— Select chat to be moves
— Open Contact Info or Group info page in WhatsApp.
— Tap Export Chat
— Choose Telegram in the Share menu.
Telegram had noted that the messages and media do not occupy extra space. Users can further free up space by going to Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage. Telegram users must however note that chats are not encrypted by default on Telegram and users need to enable a secret conversation for messages to be encrypted.
Signal enables users to export WhatsApp group contacts by sending out a link. Here is how you can do it:
— Open the Signal app,
— Tap on the three dots in the top right corner
— Create a group on the app.
— Give the newly created group a name
— Enter the contacts you want on the Signal group chat.
— Go to the new Signal group
–Tap on three dots in the top right corner.
— Select Settings > click on the Group link.
— Activate the Group link by turning it on and tapping on the Share option.
— Go to WhatsApp group chat and paste the group link.
On Signal, users can rotate or disable links at any time. Users can also tweak settings that require approval from a group admin before new members join.