The Telegram Messenger universal version is confirmed to be arriving on Windows 10. This is according to Pavel Durov, who is the CEO of Telegram Messenger.
As in other mobile platforms, Telegram is also available on Windows 10 Mobile. The current zeal and effort staged by Microsoft in universal apps and Windows 10 will see the Telegram Company adjust its software to foster it’s availability on both smartphones and PCs.
Microsoft has created a Universal Windows Platform with the target of conveying the desired experience on mobile applications to the PC world. As such, the recently released Windows 10 enhances the easier development of apps with one API set, one application package and a single store for all the Windows 10 devices that include tablets, mobile phones, PCs and more.
In response to a tweet about plans to update Telegram for Windows mobile devices to Windows 10 universal app, the Telegram CEO retweeted by a single word – Definitely. This ideally clears the air and implies the almost certainty of Telegram’s universal version availability.
The universal version of Telegram Messenger will function on smartphones and also PCs with the same user interface and features irrespective of the device accessing the app. Currently, Telegram is the most preferred alternative to WhatsApp Messenger. Further, the app boasts of its integrated super-encrypted technology that makes it more secure.
Moreover, the app got to the spotlight recently with authorities linking it to terrorist activities with the virtue of being highly encrypted. Debates have emerged concerning this tech and in a way this has catapulted Telegram’s number of users. Ideally, many users want to feel the experience on the much talked about app.
Telegram’s third party clients on Windows
The Telegram API is open, making it easy for third party clients to connect to the service. In fact, there are other several apps that can access Telegram. Having the same app that is supported on both smartphones and PCs will be an added advantage to the services willing to try Windows 10.
This initiative will be an uphill task for Microsoft since not all developers would want creating universal apps for the company’s latest operating system. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, however, is optimistic that it will be a gradual process since the concept is new and Windows 10 itself is yet to gain significant growth.
Just as Nadella puts it, time is the deciding factor to confirm whether universal apps will fill the space created by Windows platform’s lack of applications.