Telegram today rolled out a new update for its Windows Phone application with new features. The update is available for the stable version of the application on Windows Phone. The latest update pushes the app to new version 3.20.
Telegram has introduced “Telegram Passport” to all Windows users with the latest update. Telegram Passport is a new and unified authorization method which requires personal identification. You will be able to upload your documents to Telegram Passport and share them to the services which require real time authentication.
The documents or personal data stored in Telegram Passport, a cloud service, is supported with End to End encryption. End to End encryption is supported with a password which can be known by you only and Telegram doesn’t have access to the data stored in Telegram passport.
Sharing the data to the recipient is also secured with End to End encryption and the data shared directly goes to the recipient. To enable the new Telegram Passport you would need to first go to ePayments.com, the first electronic payments system which supports registration and verification with Telegram Passport.
Once done you would need to upload your documents and then go to Settings>Privacy & Security>Telegram Passport to access your data. To try out the new Telegram Passport feature you would need to be on the latest version 3.2 of Telegram Messenger available in the Microsoft Store.
Telegram is expected to add more new features like third party authentication to the Telegram Passport in upcoming updates. The latest update is live in the Microsoft Store and you can download it by going to the Microsoft Store>Downloads and Updates>Get Update.