Text messaging services are becoming increasingly useful in these times, when users prefer to connect with their loved ones through these platforms rather than offline, due to the epidemic. As a result, Telegram, Signal and WhatsApp, the top three messaging platforms have gained the most users since the start of the COVID-19 epidemic and Telegram launched group video call service.
To meet the demand, they have all been adding new features, whether privacy, construction or performance. This includes video conferencing, a feature approved for all such platforms, because only audio calls end in favor of modern and useful video-based calling.
Today, Telegram announced that with the latest version of the app on iOS, Android and desktop, users of encrypted messaging app will be able to convert their group voice conversations into video calls.
With this, users will have the option to pin the user’s video feed on the screen to be up and down even if new participants join the call. Users will also be able to share their screen if they need to show something or share texts. Users will also be given the opportunity to share their camera food and screen simultaneously, according to each Engadget.
What the Group Video Call Option Involves
With the new release, group video calls will be limited to the first 30 people who will join voice chat, but Telegram says it will expand this number soon, with the aim of expanding voice chats to support live events and other such new features. This functionality will be available on Smartphones, tablets and computers.
This comes after the CEO of messaging service Pavel Durov announced, by sending a message to his official Telegram channel that Telegram would increase video size in its voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls.
In April 2020, a blog post that began entertaining 400 million telegram users, it was announced that the global shutdown highlighted the need for a more reliable video communication tool such as text messaging in 2013. There was also talk of secure video calls, which could explain the delay in the release of the feature.
In case you missed it, the company had reached 400 million active users by April 2020, a positive increase from the first 200 million noted in 2018.