In the new update of the Telegram messenger, it became possible to export a conversation and its chat histories from other messengers, like WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk.
"Nothing like this has ever been made possible by a major app, and our team had to implement some serious magic to make it work. We are happy with the result: moving messages to Telegram allows people to save disk space and stop worrying about third-party backups or changing devices," posted Pavel Durov on his Telegram channel.
This update is available on both Android and iOS and works pretty well.
To transfer a chat from WhatsApp on iOS, you need to open WhatsApp, swipe the desired chat to the left, 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 ⋮ > More > Export Chat, then choose Telegram in the Share menu.
In addition to importing messages, users will be able to complain about groups and channels that pretend to be official representations of famous people or organizations.
Following the 7.4 update for iOS, the 7.4.1 update was also published. It again talks about the function of complaints about false representations. Among the new features is only adjusting the volume for particular participants in voice chats and other improvements related to audio functions.
Interestingly, Pavel Durov recently said that Telegram couldn't be blocked by Amazon or other large companies since Telegram does not rely on Amazon or other third-party cloud services. Telegram has created its own secure cloud infrastructure, distributed around the world.
Durov said his company's approach is more advanced and secure than Amazon or any general-purpose cloud services.
Thus, if one server is blocked, data will be redistributed between other servers, and Telegram will continue to work normally.