Telegram has today introduced a new import feature that will help users migrate their chat history from other apps, including WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk,
This is after Telegram recorded over 100 million new users this January who are seeking more privacy and freedom. The new feature will now let you move to Telegram with all the messages and memories from WhatsApp.
You can migrate your chat history – including videos and documents. This works both for private chats and groups:
How to Export WhatsApp Messages to Telegram on iOS
To move a chat from WhatsApp on iOS, open the Contact Info or Group Info page in WhatsApp, tap Export Chat, then choose Telegram in the Share menu.
How to Export WhatsApp Messages to Telegram on Android
On Android, open a WhatsApp chat, tap ⋮ > More > Export Chat, then choose Telegram in the Share menu:
WhatsApp for iOS also lets you export chats directly from the chat list. Swipe left on a chat, then choose ‘…’ > Export Chat.
The best part is that the messages and media you move don’t need to occupy extra space. Older apps make you store all data on your device – but Telegram can take up virtually no space while letting you access all your messages, photos, and videos anytime you need them.
You can free up space and control your cache size in Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage.