Telegram updates desktop app with new look

Telegram has updated its desktop app. The new app (version 1.0) features a thorough redesign, bringing the experience more in line with Google’s Material Design aesthetic, complete with animations and support for themes.

Version 1.0 also supports deleting messages from the company’s servers, a feature that was already available in the mobile app. (Previously, deleting a message from a chat on the desktop would only remove it from the device you’re using.) Like editing, deletion only works on recently sent messages.

While the update is a welcome one, the messaging service, which offers server-client encrypted messaging and end-to-end encrypted private chats, is currently answering some difficult question regarding its security standards. Telegram has been maligned for relying on its own security protocols, rather than the many tried-and-tested options available.

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