CEO Pavel Durov said that Telegram will receive group video calling support in May

Telegram announced new features to the messaging app earlier this week. Telegram’s voice chat feature will soon receive video support, which will see instant messaging apps compete with similar products like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet. Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of the app, shared a message on his Telegram channel, saying that the feature will be added in May, which will make Telegram a powerful platform for group video calling. 

This development follows a series of announcements announced earlier this week. The instant messaging app has features like Payments 2.0, scheduled voice chat, and a mini voice chat profile. , Noise cancellation, support for desktops and tablets: “everything modern video conferencing tools can provide, but with the user interface at the telegram, speed, and encryption level.” 

The video shows that there is a large area where the video of the person who is currently speaking can be displayed. There is also an active participant list with a microphone button next to each participant’s profile. The person who is speaking is represented by a small animation around the person’s profile picture. At the bottom of the screen, there are three control buttons that can be used to mute, turn the camera on / off, and exit the voice chat session. 

Also, when the orientation of the phone is changed to “landscape”, some adjustments have been made in the user interface. Telegram brings many new features to messaging apps. These features include Payments 2.0, scheduled voice chats and mini-profiles for voice chats, two new Telegram web apps, Android UI updates, and enhancements to the app’s photo and video viewer. 

The company also said that the updated app will not be immediately available on the Google Play Store, but iOS users can update the app through the App Store.

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