How to Transfer your WhatsApp Messages to Telegram? Stepwise guide

Save your time by transferring WhatsApp Chats to Telegram Chats as India sees a boost in Telegram Downloads In January.

by Akansha_B Updated: 24 Feb, 2021, 20:51 IST
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According to the latest reports, Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in January 2021, with 24% of India's total downloads. Telegram saw a rise in downloads at 63 million times last month, from which India's downloads stand at 15 million new Telegram users in January alone.

The swift increase of downloads could be correlated to WhatsApp's privacy policy update controversy sparked among its users and encouraged users to shift to Telegram. While TikTok came in a close second, Signal and Facebook, WhatsApp slid to the fifth position from its earlier third place, in January.

Many users have migrated to Telegram from WhatsApp due to the suspicion concerning their privacy and data. If you are one of the many who were forced to change their messages, you will be thankful for this.

Migrating from one messenger to another is a total drag. Many times you lose things, and you also have to start afresh. If you feel the same way, Telegram has a new feature — Import chats from WhatsApp. The steps are elementary, and here's how you can do it.

Transfer WhatsApp messages to Telegram on Android

1. Open the WhatsApp chat you want to transfer to Telegram.

2. Tap on the three dots on your screen's top right corner and select more.

3. Tap Export Chat

4. The pop-up will ask you to restore with or without media. (Please select the option as per your preference as it will increase chat export size.)

5. Select Telegram from the Share menu

6. It will show you your telegram contacts, pick the same users and select Import.

Once done, you'd be able to see that particular WhatsApp chat on Telegram. Presently, you can only move conversations one by one, there's no way to move them over in bulk. You can also export group chats using the same method.

Transfer WhatsApp messages to Telegram on iOS
  1. Open the chat you want to transfer and tap the area right beside the profile picture of contact on the top.
  2. Select Export Chat and then Telegram in the Share menu.
  3. There's also a faster way to achieve this by going to WhatsApp's main chat screen and then swiping left on a chat and then tapping Export Chat.
  4. The messages that you import will include original timestamps and come with a flag at the bottom that says 'Imported'.

Another point to note here is that messages and media moved to Telegram will not hold extra space on your smartphone. Users can also optimise storage space and check cache size by tapping the Data and Storage Usage tab in Settings. It is a great way to keep your chats and media without going to check in back and forth between two apps.

Let us know in the comment section if you have used the imported feature and is it useful for you.

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Any way to transfer WhatsApp msgs with media from android to ios for free? Both android and ios are locked and not jail braked

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stranger333 wrote:

Any way to transfer WhatsApp msgs with media from android to ios for free? Both android and ios are locked and not jail braked

Backup all data to google drive,
Then install WhatsApp on second device,
Sign in with same number, restore backup from google drive.
You will get all data from older device.

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Only current day of the messages are transferring not all the history of chat may be because of the size of the chat crossing more then 2 mb so it’s not

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This was very helpful! Thanks

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cyclone27 wrote:

Backup all data to google drive,
Then install WhatsApp on second device,
Sign in with same number, restore backup from google drive.
You will get all data from older device.

Does this work in IOS?

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cyclone27 wrote:

Backup all data to google drive,
Then install WhatsApp on second device,
Sign in with same number, restore backup from google drive.
You will get all data from older device.

You cant do this, ios whats app uses iCloud for storing whats app data.
There are some third party windows pc apps but they are paid.

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stranger333 wrote:

Any way to transfer WhatsApp msgs with media from android to ios for free? Both android and ios are locked and not jail braked

Download “Wutsapper” app on your android device , no computer needed only one usb cable to connect both the devices will do the work . just follow the instructions properly , it’ll take less than 30 minutes .

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And how to transfer whatsapp data from android to iOS.

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ddude073513 wrote:

Download “Wutsapper” app on your android device , no computer needed only one usb cable to connect both the devices will do the work . just follow the instructions properly , it’ll take less than 30 minutes .

Wutsapper is not free.. Costs 2550 which is very steep

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stranger333 wrote:

Wutsapper is not free.. Costs 2550 which is very steep

Not sure if it costs anything now confused , I transferred 15days ago and it was completely free and worked without any issue , try older version of the app ,that might work

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