The group video calling feature on many of the popular messaging apps have proven to be quite successful in times like these. Apps like WhatsApp and Google Duo have made a couple of improvements for this feature recently. For example, at the start of the year, Google Duo increased the group size limit to 12 participants and we also came to know that the company is also working to add invite links for both group video and audio calls.
Likewise, Facebook-owned WhatsApp also increased the group size limit to a maximum of 8 participants. But while Duo and WhatsApp are working to improve group video and audio calling, rival messenger Telegram hasn’t offered any group video calling feature to its users. But that’s about to change soon as Telegram has now announced that group video calling will be added to the platform later in 2020.
Telegram Planning to Add Secure Group Video Calls Soon
In a recent blog post, the company announced that Telegram will be getting a secure group video calling feature later this year.
“The current global lockdown highlighted the need for a trusted video communication tool. Video calls in 2020 are much like messaging in 2013. There are apps that either secure or usable, but not both. We’d like to fix that, and we will focus on bringing you secure group video calls in 2020.” However, the company hasn’t revealed any information regarding the release timeline for the feature.
Telegram has now reached 400 million monthly users up from 300 million at the same time last year. The company claims that at least 1.5 million new users are signing up on Telegram every single day, which has made it the most downloaded social media application in more than 20 countries.
Other than that, the company has also released a new update for the messenger which has brought upgrades in its Quiz Mode, added a new sticker directory to help users browse and search stickers, a new attachment menu on Android, it also includes improvements for Telegram for macOS, and has added a new Bullseye animated emoji.
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