How to move WhatsApp groups to Signal?


After the recent decision by WhatsApp to update its terms of service and privacy policy, people have become concerned about their privacy and its potential breach by the instant messaging app. This has become a matter of concern for millions of people as WhatsApp has made it compulsory for every user to accept its new privacy policy so that the users could continue to use the app. For this, it has even set a time limit of February 8. As per the notification that WhatsApp began sending to its consumers about the new policy, it directs that the user data on the app would be shared with Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp.

As expected, a number of users did not find it appropriate and they have begun looking to swap WhatsApp with any other app. Signal has emerged as the best alternative which is an encrypted messaging app. Signal has witnessed a steep rise in its downloads in the past week. However, the bone of contention is that WhatsApp is the most popular and widely used instant messaging app. On WhatsApp, most users have a lot of contacts and groups. They use the platform for personal as well as official purposes. One need to have those groups there so that Signal could be utilised.

However, you don’t need to worry, Signal has a way out that will help you to import the groups from WhatsApp and other messaging services. Users need to follow the below-mentioned method to import the groups:

Step 1: Download and install the Signal app.

Step 2: Make your Signal account by means of your mobile number.

Step 3: Make a new group and give it a name.

Step 4: Manually add any one member to the group.

Step 5: Turn on the ‘Group Link’ by going to Group Settings.

Step 6: To receive a shareable link for the group, click on ‘Share’.

Step 7: Share the invite link on the WhatsApp group you want to import or to any other contact you want.

Step 8: To join the newly created Signal group, the users on the WhatsApp group can follow the link.

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