Late in April, telegram announced that it will add Group Video call. Telegram adds this group video calls feature which may like make the experience feel like Zoom or Google Meet.
Telegram is a free and open source, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging (IM) software. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, file sharing and several other features. Telegram have always been the best alternative to whatsapp and it developers are working hard to improve the platform.
With Telegram Group video call, users can now convert group voice calls into group video calls by tapping the camera icon on the call screen. Voice calls can still host “unlimited” participants, but only 30 users in a group can participate with video.
Group admins can also pin a user’s video feed, effectively making it the first screen new users see when joining the video chat. In addition to just sharing your camera feed, you can also share your screen with others on the video call.
On smartphones and tablets, by default your entire display is shared. On desktop, users have a choice of sharing the entire screen or a particular window.
Aside from the video call features, Telegram is also adding several changes to the UI. There is now support for animated backgrounds, which is a first for a messaging app.
The new update is available across Telegram’s mobile, desktop, and tablet apps and interfaces. You can download Telegram for Android directly from Google Playstore.