We show you the best way to migrate all your information from WhatsApp, including group chats, to Signal. Follow this trick!
WhatsApp is inseparable from Facebook and you cannot use the service unless you agree to share your data with Facebook. Fortunately, there are decent alternatives available, with Signal pioneering it. Here’s how to seamlessly transfer your group chats from WhatsApp to Signal.
Why you should switch to Signal
Signal is one of the best Android messaging apps out there; uses the same end-to-end encryption protocol as WhatsApp and protects your privacy. But most of all, it has nothing to do with Facebook and you are not selling your data to a third party, and it has already gained the backing of Elon Musk.
Not only does it have one-on-one messages and group chats, Signal also has built-in voice and video calls, just like WhatsApp. You even have the option to use Signal as your default text messaging client and the app is free to use. Signal is a non-profit organization and relies on donations for development, server, and bandwidth costs.
So now that you have a high-level overview of what Signal has to offer, let’s take a look at how to move your group chats from WhatsApp to Signal.
Trick to move your group chats from WhatsApp to Signal
Before you can move your group chats to Signal, you must install and configure the app. Signal is available for free on the Play Store and once you install the app, all you have to do is provide your phone number, set up a PIN for your account and start using it. After setting up the app, here’s how to move your group chats from WhatsApp to Signal:
Open Signal on your phone.
Select the action menu (three vertical dots) in the top right corner.
Select new group.
You must add at least one contact before you can set up a group in Signal. Choose a contact to get started.
Tap the arrow to continue.
Name the group and select Create to complete the configuration.
In the group window, select the action menu (three vertical dots) in the top right corner.
Tap Group settings.
Tap Group Link.
Change the group link to On.
Tap Share to get a link that can be shared with your group.
Choose Copy to copy the unique URL to your group in Signal.
You can then paste the URL into your WhatsApp group chat so anyone can go to Signal. One of the hardest things to do when switching to a new messaging platform is to convince your family and friends to sign up.
Fortunately, Signal makes it as easy as possible to get started with the service, and there should be no friction when transitioning to the platform. Signal works just as well on budget Android phones as it does on flagships, and the service is available on iOS and has clients for Windows and macOS, as well as Linux and other Debian-based applications.