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Telegram for PC is now available on the Windows Store

Telegram for Windows phones was recently updated to version 2.0, which brought a fresh user interface more aligned with Microsoft's UWP design and some new features, including the ability to delete messages for everyone. Today, the company has finally released its desktop app on the Windows Store.

The new Telegram Desktop app features:

  • Fast: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market because it uses a distributed infrastructure with data centers positioned around the globe to connect users to the closest possible server.
  • Secure We made it our mission to provide the best security among mass messengers. Telegram heavily encrypts all your data with time-tested algorithms.
  • Cloud Storage: Telegram seamlessly syncs across all your devices, so you can always securely access your data. Your message history is stored for free in the Telegram cloud. Never lose your data again!
  • Group Chat & Sharing: With Telegram, you can form large group chats of up to 200 members, send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts at a time, quickly share large videos, documents (.doc, .ppt, .zip, etc.), and send an unlimited amount of photos to your friends.
  • Reliable: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.
  • 100% free and no ads: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.
  • Privacy: We take your privacy seriously and will never give third parties access to your data.

By downloading the new Telegram Desktop app from the Windows Store, Windows 10 users can also benefit from automatic updates. Furthermore, Telegram can now make use of some Windows 10 APIs, such as Cortana integration and live tiles, but the company has not yet provided any hints on a future use of those APIs.

Unfortunately, Telegram is yet to release a true universal app for Windows 10. Currently, the company supports one app for Windows phones, from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10 Mobile, named Telegram Messenger, and another for Windows 10 PCs, which is this new ported version of its Win32 app, named Telegram Desktop.

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