- Telegram will launch a group video call feature in May.
- It will take on Zoom with encryption, background noise reduction, and screen sharing.
- Expect it to be available on PCs, phones, and tablets.
The app’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov shared a message on his Telegram channel in which he said that the new functionality will be added in May, and it will make Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls. They Said:
“We will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls”.
The group video call feature should support desktop and tablet users in addition to phones, the Telegram founder added.
Telegram group video call feature will finally launch in May
“Screen sharing, encryption, noise-canceling, desktop and tablet support — everything you can expect from a modern video conferencing tool, but with Telegram-level UI, speed, and encryption,” Durov stated.
To recall, the messaging platform offered end-to-end encryption on its one-on-one video calling last year. The report predicts that Telegram might implement a similar approach on group video calls as well.
There is also a list of active participants with a mic button beside each of their profiles. The person who is speaking is denoted by a small animation around the profile image of that person. At the bottom of the screen, there are three control buttons to mute, turn on/off the camera, and leave the voice chat session.
We had previously reported that Telegram had added support for two new web apps, one of them is expected to replace the old and outdated web client. According to Durov this video calling functionality could also make its way to the company’s web app. This might also encourage companies to start adopting the service for collaboration, as Telegram users tend to use the service on both their computers as well as their devices.
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