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Telegram app for Windows Phone 8 set to arrive January 2014, will rival WhatsApp

Telegram app for Windows Phone 8 set to arrive January 2014, will rival WhatsApp

Telegram has just announced that they will be releasing a Windows Phone 8 app in January of 2014. Telegram, which already has apps on the Android and iOS platforms, is set to become a competitor to the popular WhatsApp service.

Telegram, for those that didn’t know, is like SMS but much more powerful, as the developers put it. You can send messages, photos, and videos to your phone contacts. You can also create groups for up to 100 people.

“Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based, decentralized and heavily encrypted. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices and store an unlimited number of photos and videos in the cloud. Thanks to decentralization and encryption, Telegram is also faster and way more secure. On top of that, Telegram is free and will stay free – no ads, no subscription fees, forever,” Telegram stated on their website.

Looks like the Windows Phone platform will have yet another new app to add to the growing platform! You can head over to the Telegram website to check out their service and stay tuned for the Windows Phone 8 app!

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