Wire, the text, audio and video communication app that first launched in late 2014, has now released a dedicated app for Windows desktop owners. Wire, which is backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, was previously released for Android, iOS and OS X, and is also available via web browsers.
Wire says that the new app works with Windows 7, 8 and 10. All chats made with the Windows desktop version are synced up with all the other versions of the app. Here are just some of its features:
- End-to-end encrypted HD calls – in stereo with groups
- Beautiful conversations with high resolution photos and GIFs
- YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and Vimeo content right inside the chats
- Group chats with up to 128 people
Windows Central asked the company if Wire is also planning to develop a universal Windows 10 version of the app. Here is the company's response via a spokesperson:
"Wire's Windows app launching on Thursday is the first step into Windows waters and the learnings from it will guide us into the right direction, and we're definitely keeping in mind the possibility of a universal app. "