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Telegram adds group video calls on desktop and mobile app

Telegram grew popular this year following a debate on WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

Telegram grew popular this year following a debate on WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

Messaging app Telegram will now allow users to video chat with up to 30 people, competing with other video-conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet that have become the lifeline of remote working since last year.

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The feature will be available on all devices including the smartphone app, desktop and tablets. Voice chat on the platform currently supports unlimited participants.

The company rolled out an audio-only feature earlier this year , aiming to compete with Clubhouse.

Users will also be able to share their screen during the call from their camera library. The Dubai-based company has also added a noise suppression feature to cut out background noises, the company said in a statement.

The messaging service has also improved display options on the app’s desktop version, with a side panel and split-screen view optimised for portrait and landscape orientations.

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Telegram grew popular this year following a debate on WhatsApp’s privacy policy . It became the most downloaded app in January , with the highest number of installs coming from India.

The company also added new chat backgrounds, stickers, and animations, it noted. A new bot menu will also make it easier to communicate with bots.


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Printable version | Jun 29, 2022 11:49:02 pm | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/telegram-adds-group-video-calls-on-desktop-and-mobile-app/article35013120.ece