October 29, 2021

Telegram allows users to import chats from WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk

Telegram users can import WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk chats and group conversations to Telegram with the latest app update. The imported conversations appear as new messages in the conversation, but keep their original timestamps .

The new feature allows users who switch to Telegram to bring their messages “and reminders, ” the chat developer writes . WhatsApp users must indicate in the WhatsApp app that they want to export the conversation to another app, in which they can choose Telegram in a subsequent menu. With that, the Telegram app opens and users can choose in which conversation the messages should appear.

This concerns text messages as well as images and other media that move with the import function. All participants in a group conversation can see the imported messages.

The import feature is included in the updated version of both the Android and iOS app. In addition to the import feature, the new version allows users to delete entire chats and group conversations, as well as phone call history. Users can choose to delete the chats, group conversations and phone call notifications from the other party as well, as was already possible with individual messages.

The update also allows users to better understand which group calls telephone calls are active. During such a group telephone call, the admin of the group can also increase or decrease the call volume of individual participants. These volume assignments apply to all participants.

Finally, the update gives users more options with the music player, adds a sticker and animations, and allows users to report fake group conversations that claim to be celebrities or companies.