How to move WhatsApp group chats to Signal messaging app, Many people asked….
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.
How to transfer WhatsApp group chats to Signal messaging app
- Open the Signal app, tap on three dots in the top right corner, and create a group.
- Give a name to the group created and add the desired contacts.
- Now open the group chat box and tap on three dots in the top right corner and select Settings>Group link.
- Turn on the toggle for Group link and tap on “Share”
- 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 on board.
The notification informed users of an update in the way user data is handled by the platform, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage, and the company partners with Facebook to offer integrations across the Facebook Company Product. It further alerted users that they need to agree to the new terms and policy by 8 February 2021 in order to continue using the application.
Since the update, there has been a lot of conversation on the internet about WhatsApp sharing user information with Facebook. Many users on Twitter have been coaxing one another into getting off WhatsApp and making a shift to other encrypted messengers like Signal and Telegram.
Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk joined in the conversation too, asking people to leave WhatsApp. Late last night, he posted on Twitter, “Use Signal”.