How to Switch from WhatsApp to Telegram without losing chats

Telegram makes it a lot easier for WhatsApp switchers with a new transfer function. Within a few taps you will transfer your WhatsApp chats to Telegram, including photos and videos.

Lots of new users to Telegram

At the beginning of this year, WhatsApp was discredited because of the new user conditions. For many people, this is the time to look at privacy-friendly WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram came out as one of the biggest winners, as this messenger app gained no less than 100 million new users. For the doubters, there is now a new function to transfer your chats from WhatsApp.

The feature works for both private and group chats. Not only the text is transferred, you can also easily take media such as photos and videos with you. That is how it works.

Transfer WhatsApp chats to Telegram

  • Open a chat in WhatsApp.
  • Tap the contact or group information at the top.
  • Tap ‘Export chat’.
  • Tap Attach Media if you want to take photos and videos with you.
  • From the Share menu, tap Telegram (in the row of icons).

Now you choose a Telegram chat you want to add the conversion to or create a new group. You have to do this for all calls individually that you want to transfer; there is no function to transfer all your chats at once.