It has been more than four years because Telegram added support for voice calls, and in the time since, everyone has been asking,”What about movies?” The feature’s absence has been more annoying lately, given quarantine steps and people’s need to stay in touch with friends and family.
If one of your contacts also has v7.0 installed, you will have the ability to begin a video call together. The interface is simple with choices to reverse between front and rear cams, turn video off, mute, and hang up. Tapping the window at the bottom right switches between both participants. We believed the volume was too low realized the loudspeaker wasn’t being used. Tapping the volume button at top right fixes this, but the fact that the loudspeaker is not used by default shows that video calling is still in an early development phase.
So far as we can tell, there is no PIP support once you turn away from the video, and group video calls don’t seem to be supported , so Telegram still has a way to go before the feature is as functional as similar options from WhatsApp, Viber, Google Duo, and others. However, for the time being, we understand the characteristic works and is in active development.
Edit: PIP functions, but you need to tap on the back arrow on the top left while in a call to trigger the permission pop up. Should you use the back gesture on your device, you don’t get asked for that permission. Once you allow Telegram to display over other programs, going back (whether with the arrow, the back gesture, or by leaving Telegram and going home) triggers PIP and you can continue your phone regardless of what you’re doing on your mobile phone. Thanks, Dusan K!
The video calling feature was announced in a blog marking the seventh anniversary of the platform.
To be able to begin a video call, users can tap on the profile of the person they wish to connect with. The videos can be switched on and off any time during a call.
Telegram may also encourage a picture-in-picture manner, so users may continue scrolling through the program whilst on call.
Additionally, very similar to texting and audio calls Telegram, the movie calls may also have end-to-end-encryption.
Let us know that the video calling feature is now in the testing stage, but when this attribute is published, then apps like WhatsApp, Viber will get a difficult competition.
By the way, voice call facility is already available on Telegram such as WhatsApp, but users were overlooking the video calling feature with this stage.
Immediate messaging application WhatsApp is currently becoming tough competition from Telegram. Users also have begun downloading this program instantly.
Despite most innovative and useful features, video calling wasn’t available with this platform until today. However, now Telegram users may also have the ability to make the most of the video calling feature.
If you want this new version, users may download it in Microsoft’s App Center platform. One more thing which the consumer has to remember here is that this program must be installed using a regular Telegram app.
According to this company, it might take a while to launch its stable version. If you want to use this feature now, you’ll have to be a part of the beta program.
Particular features of Telegram Like Whatsapp
It is also a messaging platform. A group of two lakh individuals can be formed here and consumer public channels can also be created here. You do not have the facility to create public classes in WhatsApp. It is also useful concerning the file, picture, picture sharing. With this help, files up to 1.5 GB could be shared.
It supports android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux, and web. This is a free app.