Telegram takes advantage of the WhatsApp exodus to attract new users to its instant messaging and communications platform. To this end, it implements several functions that not only improve its service, but also facilitate the user’s transition.
The latest update from Telegram includes a very convenient tool, the option and importing group conversations, WhatsApp groups directly to Telegram. It is the most recent attack against the Facebook group’s platform.
Telegram has new functions that facilitate the transition of WhatsApp
The novelties are from Telegram coming first to the iOS version that the WABetaInfo publication team has already had access to, making known what is on the way to this service. Above, we have an excerpt from changelog with the main changes.
Thus, as Signal recently implemented WhatsApp functions in its service, Telegram also adopts some measures similar to the dominant platform. The update is soon to reach all users.
According to the aforementioned publication, improvements arrive silently in the application, and are expected to reach most mobile devices over the next few days. Inside, for example, we have the group import tool.
It will be possible to import WhatsApp groups to Telegram
Telegram knows that users value their message history on WhatsApp, with all the content shared in the respective groups. Therefore, with the update, a migration tool is implemented that enables the transition.
To migrate a WhatsApp group, the user simply has to access the options / actions within the chat, from the group in question. There you will find a new sharing option on iOS – and in the future on Android – that already features the “Telegram” option.
After selecting the new sharing option, just choose where we want to import the conversations to. The user can choose his own chat (saved messages), or a new group, or any Telegram service channel.
Once the process is complete, WhatsApp messages will be displayed at the destination selected by the user. That is, all the contents of a WhatsApp group (including multimedia files if they wish), will be displayed.
It is a complete migration of group messages to a new Telegram channel, or any existing channel on that platform. Note that messages imported from WhatsApp will be marked as “Imported“.
Previously on this service, imported messages were marked as “Forwarded”.
The function is now available for iOS (iPhone)
We also emphasize that, although Telegram marks them as Imported, there is no guarantee that these messages are true, and are also susceptible to modifications during the transfer process, opening a possible security breach here.
Anyway, this new tool is a clear invitation to WhatsApp users. It is now easier to migrate to Telegram and take all of our groups and conversations. It remains, therefore, to know how the dominant platform will react.
The functions are already available for iPhone users (iOS) starting today, with the update available on the App Store. Android users will be the next to receive these news.
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