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How can you transfer your chats and data from WhatsApp to Telegram or Signal?

There is an ongoing debate on exporting your WhatsApp chats to Signal or Telegram. Here is the guide on how to do it.

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In the wake of changes in the privacy policy of the Facebook-owned messaging application, WhatsApp, you might think of transferring your Whatsapp chats to other messaging applications like Signal or Telegram. This new policy of WhatsApp will share your WhatsApp account registration, and phone number, transaction data, service-related information, interaction information, mobile device information, IP address, and “other information identified… or obtained upon notice to you or based on your consent,” with Facebook.

Why would you transfer your WhatsApp chats to Signal? 

Signal gives secure messaging, voice, and video calls with end-to-end encryption. You can also build groups, but can’t relay messages to multiple contacts at once. Signal has recently appended support for group calling.

  1. Signal supports self-destructing messages
  2. Signal permits relay voice calls to its servers but the identity is not shared
  3. Signal uses a back-end user-facing encryption
  4. It uses Signal Protocol for implementing end-to-end encryption
  5. It encrypts your metadata at multiple levels of security

Signal Messaging App

How to export WhatsApp chats to Signal?

Transferring your chats across platforms can be a bit tricky task. Here’s how you can export your WhatsApp group chats to Signal.

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Step 1: Open the Signal app, tap on three dots in the top right corner, and create a group on the app.

Step 2: Give a name to the newly created group and feed the contacts you want on the Signal group chat.

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Step 3: Go to the new Signal group, tap on three dots in the top right corner and select Settings, and then click on the Group link.

Step 4: Activate the Group link by turning it on and tap on the ‘Share’ option. 

Step 5: Lastly, go to your WhatsApp group chat and paste the group link.

Your WhatsApp chats will be copied to Signal. However, in the Signal app, anyone can get access to the Signal group from the WhatsApp chat.

How to export WhatsApp chats to Telegram in Android?

Transferring chats to Telegram is more complicated than doing that to Signal as in Telegram, it needs to be done one chat at a time. Here are the steps to do that for Android users:

Step 1: Open your WhatsApp and select the chat that you wish to transfer.

Step 2: In this chat, click on the three vertical dots to see more options, and select the Export Chat option.

Step 3: Now, go to the share menu and tap on Telegram.

Step 4: Once you’re in Telegram, you have to select the contact where you want to export the chat. Be careful while choosing the destination chat. Once that is done, the chat would be relocated from WhatsApp to Telegram.

Telegram AppHow to export WhatsApp chats to Telegram on iOS?

The iOS users can transfer their WhatsApp chats to Telegram in the following simple steps.

Step 1: Open your WhatsApp and open the chat you want to export to Telegram.

Step 2: You will need to scroll down to locate the Export Chat option.

Step 3: Once you choose the Export Chat option, you may attach the media or forego it. You are free to select the option you like.

Step 4: Once the export file is ready, you would get several options in the iOS Share Sheet. After selecting Telegram, you can choose the contact where you want to map the chat. As soon as you select the desired contact name, the entire chat would be relocated from WhatsApp to the Telegram chat window.

Remember: You need to export WhatsApp chats to Telegram carefully because Telegram does not link the phone numbers or contacts from WhatsApp to Telegram. Thus, while exporting a chat with one person, you need to ensure that once they reach the Telegram app through the transferring process, they are copied to the correct user. If by mistake, the wrong person’s contact is selected, the entire chat would be copied to that contact, making the chat vulnerable to the third-party.

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  1. I think it’s better to leave everything there, not transfer anything. Ofc, if it’s about the work chats, then it can be really important, but all the personal correspondence is not very important. But another thing I want to mention is that Telegram or Signal are also not so good. Providing the phone number means loss of security and privacy. I can offer something like Utopia p2p which doesn’t require any personal data. The only minus for now is that mobile version is in development mode now. Only desktop is available.


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