Chat on the Computer Without a Browser

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Chat on the Computer Without a Browser

Threema Web, which has been around for some time, allows you to conveniently use Threema from the desktop without compromising security. Now, chatting on the computer gets even more user-friendly.

Thanks to the new desktop app, you no longer need to search for Threema in the browser and switch back and forth between tabs all the time. Instead, your favorite messenger is always at hand in the dock or via the app switcher. Anyone who regularly exchanges text messages on a computer will greatly appreciate this streamlined chatting experience.

The desktop solution is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux starting today. Just like the web client, on which it is based, the desktop app establishes an end-to-end encrypted connection to your mobile device. Of course, Threema for desktop covers the complete range of Threema Web’s features.

In terms of security, the desktop client even surpasses the high standard of the tried-and-tested web solution in certain respects. For one thing, there’s no way for browser plugins to introduce vulnerabilities. For another, it would be even more difficult for attackers to manipulate the app code since it isn’t loaded from a server each session but permanently stored on the user’s end.

Get the desktop app for your operating system now:

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Outlook: Threema 2.0 for Desktop

The next major update of the desktop app will not only introduce a completely redesigned user interface, it will also be based on a totally new architecture. Thanks to multi-device functionality, version 2.0 no longer requires an active connection to your mobile device. This is to say that you’ll be able to use the desktop app even if your smartphone happens to be turned off.

The development of the multi-device technology is in full swing, but it turns out to be more time-consuming than anticipated. Several technical challenges have already been met, but there is still work ahead. More often than not, the path to security is neither easy nor fast. And when it comes to security and privacy protection, we are under no circumstances willing to cut corners. Unfortunately, the multi-device solution’s release therefore gets delayed. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

We’ll keep you posted and provide another update about the development of Threema 2.0 for desktop at the end of the year. Stay tuned!

Update 2022-12-07: There’s a tech preview of Threema 2.0 for desktop available, which allows iOS users to test the upcoming multi-device functionality ahead of time.