After the backlash WhatsApp has been getting due to the changes of privacy policies, the advantage has certainly gone to rival apps like Signal and Telegram. When it comes to the alternatives, one of the most popular has been Telegram and the company knows it. It is why they are now developing a new kind of feature in the app which would allow the users to import their data from WhatsApp to their platform. The new feature has already been released today on the iOS App Store with version 7.4 of the app.
However, moments later another update was released which removed the mention of the new feature, which states that the development is still under development. However, it was mentioned that with update 7.4, users will be able to import chats from WhatsApp, Line, KakaoTalk, and other unspecified apps. The migration does not take much time and effort from one app to another as one simply has to select the “Export Chat” option which will generate a ZIP file from WhatsApp with the entire conversation that can be exported to Telegram through the iOS Share Sheet.
Once done, Telegram will ask which contact or group you want to associate that chat to, and then the messages will be synchronized there for both you and the other person. It seems to be a matter of time before the feature is officially announced by the company and it seems to be a great feature for people who are afraid that the migration would lead to losing their WhatsApp messages.