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Using Telegram Messenger on Windows smartphones? You should be getting an update this morning that adds a number of notable new features and improvements, if you haven’t downloaded it already.

The latest update, version, adds the ability to change your phone number, includes a new background interface, and new Windows Phone 8.1 animations, among others.

Here’s the full list of what’s new in the new Windows Phone update of the popular messaging app:

  • Change your phone number
  • New background selection interface
  • New Windows Phone 8.1 animations
  • Updated tiles
  • New self-destruct timer settings
  • Screenshot notification in secret chats
  • Fixed bug with sending photos from the Photos hub
  • Fixed duplicate and disappearing messages
  • Increased stability when sending messages

Telegram, which currently has over 50 million active users, also recently received link enhancements and contact integration on the Windows Phone platform, signaling a pretty steady stream of support for Microsoft’s mobile OS.

The new Telegram can be downloaded via the Windows Store.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at