New Delhi:Telegram has added a functionality to import individual and group chat history from WhatsApp and other messaging apps, the end-to-end encrypted messaging service said in a blogpost on Thursday.
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. On Android, open a WhatsApp chat, tap â® > More > Export Chat, then choose Telegram in the Share menu.
Messages will be imported into the current day but will also include their original timestamps. All members of the chat on Telegram will see the messages.
âThe best part is that the messages and media you move donât need to occupy extra space,â Telegram said in the blogpost. âOlder 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.â
Telegram users can not only export their chats, but also delete messages they send and receive for both sidesâwithout a trace. The latest update also allows users to permanently delete their secret chats, user groups and call history.
âTelegram servers donât store information about deleted chats and call logs, so the data will disappear completely, forever,â the blogpost said.