Along with tons of features already making Telegram unique, one more feature is introduced called face-to-face video calling feature. Launched back in 2013, the company has finally released an end-to-end encrypted video calling feature on its 7th anniversary. Telegram has a huge user base of over 400 million and keeping their need in mind, telegram is thinking to add more features to the app in the near future.
Here are direct words from Telegram…
In a post Telegram mentioned, “2020 highlighted the need for face-to-face communication, and our alpha version of video calls is now available on both Android and iOS”. “Telegram has never advertised and every user has come to the app because of a recommendation from someone they trust. Strong principles and quality features speak for themselves, and millions of you listened. We’ve heard you as well, and will continue to develop features that make Telegram much more than just a messaging app”.
Video calling feature in Telegram works the same way as in other apps. The call is initiated by one person clicking the contact profile of another person. Telegram video calls also support picture-in-picture. This lets users scroll through chats and multi-task while on a call. One major feature here is, a video call can be turned off and On during a voice call. However, group video calling is not supported. Yet, Telegram has already announced the instruction of group video call will be coming soon…
To know more about encryption and keys used here and methods of encryption, visit the telegram official page.
For instance, WhatsApp video calling feature was introduced back in 2016 with 4 callers at a time in a group video call and now in 2020, the company has enhanced calling features with 8 members. So, keeping aside the next updations to the Telegram app, Enjoy its latest video calling feature now. Enjoy connecting with friends, this face time is always precious!
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