Telegram has announced a set of new features. As per the new developments, Telegram will now let up to 1000 people join a group video call and also allow users to send video messages. The company has allowed around 1000 participants to join the video call whereas 30 users broadcast video from both their camera and screen. The feature would be particularly useful for online lectures, seminars, and even online concerts with many participants.
Telegram has enhanced the video capabilities of its secure messaging app in the latest update. With this update, you can invite up to 1000 viewers in group video calls, send/ receive superior quality video messages, adjust the playback speed controls in videos, and more.
When Telegram launched group video calls earlier this year, the capacity was capped at 30 users. While the limit to broadcast video is still capped at 30 users, a total of 1000 people can join the video call as a viewer. That essentially means you can have 30 participants and 970 spectators in a video call. It sounds like a good feature to organize a Netflix watch party or your favorite streaming app.
Video Messages have been updated to 2.0. This means that those circular press-hold video messages are now higher-resolution and you can tap the message to expand the circular video. You can also pause and scrub through the video message. You can also now record voice messages and your background audio won’t pause.
Videos sent through Telegram can now be watched in 0.5X, 1.5X, or 2.0X speed. Android will also support 0.2X speeds. Telegram 1-on-1 video calls will now let you share your screen with audio, and there’s a new auto-delete interval to delete messages after one month. You can now draw more precisely onto images before sending them to a friend or group.
There are now more animations in the passcode screen, and messages you add to a chat will animate in a new way as well on the Android app. A new password reset option has been added to the apps’ settings that will help a user recover a password in 7 days if they don’t have a recovery password.
There are new animated emojis including dance emojis, fist bumps, broken heart, and sad-face emojis. The iOS app also gets integration with the camera app on iOS so you can switch to the zoom or wide cameras when taking a photo directly on the Telegram app.
Telegram will now let users share screens on one-on-one calls on their devices when broadcasting in any video call. So if you are watching a film, you can share your screen and watch the movie with your friend.