Telegram challenges WhatsApp, now you can import chats


By John

The app Telegram take advantage of the recent controversy about Whatsapp that wants to update its terms of use and its privacy policy, to introduce a novelty to snatch users from the competition. He threw an update that allows you to switch to the app without losing the history of all your WhatsApp conversations. The app update – explains Telegram on its blog – is available for both iPhone and Android. Also, moved messages and content don’t take up extra space.

Last weeks global discussion about WhatsApp privacy caused more than 100 million people to download Telegram in January. At the expense of WhatsApp. Data from analyst firm App Annie, as The Guardian writes, show for example only in the United Kingdom that the Facebook-owned chat has gone from the eighth most downloaded app in the country to 23rd. After the privacy fuss, WhatsApp moved the entry into force of the new policies to May 15, which however do not affect Europe protected by the GDPR shield, the European privacy law in force since 2018.