Telegram, the popular cross-platform secure messaging app, has given its desktop app a big update to version 1.0. That move has been a long time in the making, as a desktop version of Telegram first launched in 2013. As you'd expect, the update also happens to herald some nifty changes — namely a modern design refresh.

Telegram's desktop app finally hits version 1.0 with refreshed design and more

As the Telegram team notes, version 1.0 of the Windows desktop app packs a design that should look familiar to anyone who has experience with Google's Material design aesthetic. Also included are new animations that should make navigating the app feel pretty smooth. Most interestingly, however, Telegram has added support for custom themes that anyone can make and apply themselves.

While it's not a universal Windows 10 app, Telegram has hinted in the past that it has plans for one — though that was around a year ago. Telegram also has a Windows Phone app available for download, and it's possible we could even see this desktop app make its way to the Windows Store via the Desktop App Converter.

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