Since one fine day back in 2009 when WhatsApp Messenger was introduced, the cross-platform centralized messaging and voice-over-IP service owned by Facebook, became all the rage with users. From sending free text messages, voice notes, video calls, sharing images, documents, user locations and other content, the app quickly became one of the highest-using messengers.
Then a few years later in 2013, another software known as Telegram was introduced. With almost the same functions, and said to be better, it decided to give WhatsApp a run for its money. Taking some time, eventually Telegram begin to gain recognition. Increasing in usage, as of recent, many debates of whether Telegram is better than WhatsApp has surfaced.
Whether it is truly better than the other ultimately boils down to personal preferences, as is with everything else, to each their own and all that. However, there are a number of differences which separate the two, and we took the liberty of listing the prominent ones down.
On January 29th 2021, Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced that anyone who wished to move their WhatsApp chat history from WhatsApp to Telegram, could very easily do so. This new function came with the spike in users after January 26th, when WhatsApp announced its new privacy terms.
Besides WhatsApp, he also noted that two other instant messaging services known as Line and KaKao Talk could also do the same.
For WhatsApp though, this is how it works:
iOS users, all you would have to do is, open the Contact Info or Group Info page in WhatsApp, then tap Export Chat and then Choose Telegram in the Share menu. Whereas Android users, can open a WhatsApp chat, tap the three dots, then tap More, then Export Chat, and proceed to choose Telegram in the Share menu.