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Social App Adds New WhatsApp Import Feature

By CIOReview | Monday, January 25, 2021

The Social App is allowing users to secure their chats to a Military Grade Privacy First Platform.

FREMONT, CA: The Social App (Social) rolls out a new feature that enables users to import their WhatsApp Chat history into Social directly, letting users not forfeit their chat histories.

The utility enables users to transfer their WhatsApp chat histories directly to Social. Users can download and sign-up for Social using their contact number. Once the account has signed up, users can go to the desired WhatsApp individual & group chats and select and export chat, followed by Without Media. Once the conversation exports, users are then prompted to migrate the chat with Social. It will prompt the user to find all members using their phone book. Once the process finishes, the conversation will appear. In the backend, Social will notify people with a one-time text message that their discussion has moved to Social. Informed participants will also get instructions on how they can migrate their chats.

With privacy at Social's heart, all processes run locally on the user's device. Social does not save any contact information on its servers. When a user gives access to its contacts, Social is simply cross-referencing their contact information to see who else is available on the app and enable them to find them on the app.

Social does not advertise or personal data mining. Social's flagship privacy is called Ninja Mode, which was showcased as a prototype at WebSummit. When enabled, users can share sensitive information with the ease that their conversation will redact once Ninja Mode has expired or is disabled manually. Every process takes place in the same chat thread. For Android users, screenshots & screen shares are disabled, whereas iOS users are notified in the thread. Users can choose time for up to 30 days. All conversations by default are encrypted with 256 Military-grade encryption offered by Virgil Security.