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Mega for Windows Phone goes public with version 2.0 [Update: now live!]

Following an initial private beta period, Mega, the cloud storage app for Windows Phone, has been bumped to version 2.0 and becomes public with it. Or that's apparently the plan, anyway. While the app has been updated with the store listing reflecting the new public status, that isn't currently how it is in practice.

When trying to download right now it's likely you'll be met with a message telling you that you don't have the necessary permissions. So something, somewhere, didn't get updated properly. In any case, it looks like those of us not involved in the private trials will soon be able to get our upload on. Grab it (eventually) from the Windows Phone Store at the link below.

Update: Following on from a tweet published by the official MEGA account, we've finally been able to download and install the app on our Windows Phones, so be sure to give the store another check. Note that the app could still be passing through Microsoft's services.

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Thanks Jorn for the tip!

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

100 Comments
  • Just a short while ago I asked myself when mega finally fulfils the message seen on their site when visiting it with WP. lol
  • Telepathy
  • Not telepathy psychic
  • Psychic
  • a lot of people saying " i can't download" incoming  
  • Except all those who read the article ;)
  • I can't download it... Oh.. Wait... The article just say exactly that... :p
  • Brace yourself
  • Does this fix actual downloads from MEGA while browsing using a WP?
  • Cool to see this, but the download issue could also be linked to the fact that the Xbox Service is currently experiencing issues with purchasing.
  • I could not download it, it still seems a private version ​
  • Read the article!!!!
  • Article says update, fixed, I'm still getting the no permission message
  • Hahah first person to comment without reading congrats!
  • Sorry for all, sometimes I read only the title, or at least the first paragraph. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • For me it still says the same. I'll check again later of course. :)
  • downloaded perfectly fine for me, and logged in fine too, and im not part of the private beta program, thnks for the update. Seems quite basic and looks like something from 1993 when compared to Box or OneDrive, but overall a good attenpt. Hopefully they can improve on the GUI a little bit.
  • I just have to say that the 1993 argument is kind of... Dummy. But you're right, seems old fashion.
  • Kind of... Dummy Sounds kind of... Funny
  • Aawww yeaaa
  • Working fine, shame can make it default place to upload.
  • Don't wanna sound rude but the app looks like it's from symbian era
  • Better that than from the simian era :P
  • Cant Download
  • l2read
  • Can't download.... US .. Lumia 1520
  • Says: Sorry you don't have permissions to download this app!....
  • You know the part of the post with words in it...
  • Nice one.
  • I messaged them a few months ago by email and within two hours they replied to tell me they were releasing a windows app very soon. Seems like they did not lie. I am excited about this app, because I prefer mega to the falling box app and you get 50GB free encrypted storage.
  • I'm cool with One Drive. I stick with Microsoft.
  • I always install apps because of the good design.. OneDrive has good looking
  • I like mega because of 50GB free
    But the app design to old...
  • This might be a silly question. Can I download a file from my Mega account to my phone, then transfer it locally to another device, like for example, a laptop?
  • May be u r right...
  • Windows getting apps slowly, Microsoft should not bring android apps to windows phone, with windows 10, microsoft will get native apps with even faster rate!
  • Thanks, but i will stick with Onedrive, ;)..but that 50GB is ...uuummmhhaaaaa
  • nice, but CloudMesh is good enough
  • Dropbox is coming.
  • Thanks Kim dot com from New Zealand! This is mega cool!
  • I thought he was hiding in NZ as well? Do you know him personally?
  • If you are unable to download it from the wpcentral link, try this one http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=1b70a4ef-8b9c-4058-adca-3b9ac8cc194a
  • Thx man :) It works.
  • Thank you, its work for me.
  • Awesome!  This link works for me.
  • That's wierd, try downloading it through the phone and keep getting an 805a01f4 error but if I use  the link you posted on my desktop it installs perfectly.
  • I do not have permission to download this app! WTF!
  • READ
  • Mytube updated again , now music videos working, and transparent livetile added:D
    Ohh ,and its really faster starting speed;)
  • does changing of views flow work properly it is little bit buggy when tilting the phone.
  • It still saying that I have no permitions
  • Maybe the permission is region related... I still get permition error. : (
  • Yup , here too
  • Useless as it uploads pics only, doesn't have the file picker that Ms introduced with WP8.1 to upload other files. It's time really that cloud apps adopt it as it was introduced almost a year ago.
  • Still not able to download.
  • I am not able to download this app or any app from Store through mobile
  • I can't download it till now
  • Cannot download! No permissions
  • Does it keep downloading with the screen off?
  • Ah man, now love for IE in app description :'(. I use IE daily and have no issues with it but poor web devs dislike it(shame). Oh well, glad to see another 1st party app on wp
  • Well done Mega!
  • Still I can't download it, need permission
  • Is not yet available
  • Not available yet but hope I will be able to soon!
  • Still cant download
  • Works if you use the store link from their tweet... https://twitter.com/MEGAprivacy/status/557442243825389568
  • Thanks. Its working.
  • Correct, I was able to install it only from this link.
  • ^This!
  • Try this link. http://t.co/GEamXrM2hW
  • It worked. Thank u lov4u19
  • This link worked.  I wonder what beta the other link is going to?  Thanks lov4u19
  • Unable to download.
  • It looks different, maybe a little bit old, but not so bad. The app is smooth, but I can't upload anything, when attempting to upload the phone vibrates and then the screen goes black the content area. Strange, some one else with the same problem???
  • I get store not available error if I try to install
  • Sorry, you don't have permission to download... Sad mod activated
  • You can upload only puctures. This is crappppppp! Don't feel sorry that you can't download it, you've got nothing to lose
  • It's pretty funny how they want me to download the app yet when I do it says I don't have permission. So... I ask this question? How exactly do I get permission?
  • On app description it says "the secret sauce is encryption" yeah, nobody else does that :/
  • Still unavailable to download
  • Still can"t get it.
  • I can't download it ! Why ?
  • Nah!! can't download
  • Aside from it's dull design, you can only upload pictures.. Which makes this almost worthless for my use
  • Your link doesn't work, try this one
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=e43b1a6f-5ce3-4da4-90a9-e8f80c0bf08e This is where your link points.
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=1b70a4ef-8b9c-4058-adca-3b9ac8cc194a
  • Thanks Peter. Your link works. Article should be updated.
  • Still not working for me.
  • Nope, still can't install it.
  • same here
  • I install megaasync for desktop noy my laptop is broken
  • Still same message(Canada)
  • somehow I still can't download this...
  • Read above comments then you will find solution
  • I'm still can't download :C
  • Not downloadable...
  • I still can't download the App. Getting the "you don't have permission to download this app"
  • Me too here
  • Hey look above comments. You will find solutions
  • I'm getting the same error too from the new link posted some comments above
  • up! how to replace OneDrive with Mega as default uploader apps on windows phone 8.1?   thanks in advance!