Many WhatsApp users are now looking for alternatives for the app in other end-to-end encrypted messengers like Telegram and Signal. Several users have already started to make the shift, which recently made Signal the top free app on App Store and Play Store in India, surpassing WhatsApp.
However, switching platforms often involves the dilemma of forfeiting your data on the platform. But apps like Signal are making it easier to make this shift. Here is how you can transfer your group chats from WhatsApp to Signal.
A lot of people have been asking how to move their group chats from other apps to Signal, and Signal group links are a great way to get started. Drop a group link into your former chat app of choice like you’re dropping the mic on the way out. pic.twitter.com/q49DeZufBG
— Signal (@signalapp) January 7, 2021
How to transfer WhatsApp group chats to Signal messaging app
Step 1: Open the Signal app, tap on three dots in the top right corner and create a group
Step 2: Give a name to the group created and add the desired contacts
Step 3: Now open the group chat box and tap on three dots in the top right corner and select Settings>Group link
Step 4: Turn on the toggle for Group link and tap on “Share”
Step 5: Now open the WhatsApp group chat and paste the group link
Now anyone with access to this link can chat in the Signal group created by the admin. Signal reveals that the admin can turn off the link at any time they want. Not just WhatsApp, but the admin can share this link on other apps to get the users onboard.
Look at what you’ve done. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0YuqyZXtgP
— Signal (@signalapp) January 8, 2021
SOME NEW FEATURES TO COME IN FEW DAYS
Here’s a sneak peek at some new Signal features that will start rolling out in a few days:
• Chat wallpapers!
• About field for your Signal profile
• Animated stickers
• For iOS: Media auto-download settings and full-screen profile photos (to match Android)
Good morning 🇮🇳! pic.twitter.com/KEAbhMswRI
— Signal (@signalapp) January 12, 2021