Telegram for Windows Phone now has self-destructing photos – just like everyone else

Telegram for Windows phone has been updated to version 2.5 in the Windows Store, this time for Windows phones. This update adds the latest features from the Preview app to the mainstream app. This means users can now make use of Telegram’s Snapchat inspired – albeit now mainstream – self-destructing media. This lets you set a timer on pictures and videos being shared to contacts, at which point they will be erased from both devices. This feature has been accessible to users of secret chats for a while now, but its now being made available to users in general chats as well.

You can also add emoji easier, as well as add a Twitter like Bio to your profile to your Telegram account, a feature which had been made available to iOS and Android users weeks ago.

Here’s the changelog:

  • Add emoji to message by typing ‘:’ + keyword.
  • Search through messages of a particular user in any group. To do this, tap ‘…’ in the top right corner when in a group > Search > tap the new ‘Search by member’ icon in the bottom right corner. While searching, select a user to browse all of her messages in the group or add a keyword to narrow down search results.
  • Add a bio to your profile by typing a few words about yourself in Settings.
  • Set a self-destruct timer for any photos and videos you share in private chats.

You can download Telegram for Windows Phone from the Store link below.

Telegram Messenger
Telegram Messenger
Developer: Telegram Messenger LLP
Price: Free

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