Telegram Windows 10 UWP test app appears in the Store


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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There is interesting news for users of the Telegram app: It appears that a new version of the software has made its way online. However, the app is available on the Windows Store in private form.

There is good and bad news regarding the actual build of the private version, so it wouldn’t be surprising if many will develop mixed feelings about it. First off, there seem to be a lot of improvements to the app overall, which is great. Among the list of notable improvements is the ability to reply to messages directly from the notification panel.

Still beta

Although the version seems to bear noticeable improvements over its predecessors, it is still in its beta phase, obvious by the large number of errors that pop up and issues that frequently hinder the proper usage of the app. From message delivery to layout problems, the build is littered with things that make it be far from a final build quality standard.

UWP version might be on the way

One of the big flaws that users will immediately spot is the fact that this version of Telegram is still running on Windows Phone 8.1. If you’ve ever had a Windows Phone operated device, you probably know that WP 8.1 is not really a platform you want to be on. That being said, many are hoping for a Unified Windows Platform (UWP) version.

While it looks like they might get what they’re asking for, there isn’t any official confirmation as of yet. While the new version is available, it looks like only one Telegram version can be installed at a time, so users should be careful when trying out the WP 8.1 version of the app since it might lead to uninstalling your current, fully working version.

You can download the Telegram beta app for Windows 10 from the Windows Store.

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