Telegram has at long last reported the eagerly awaited video call feature on its desktop and mobile apps to take on its nearest rival and one of the most popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp.
The video call feature is end-to-end encrypted and at present is accessible in alpha mode on its Android as well as the iOS versions of the app.
Telegram likewise educated that the application will support picture-in-picture mode to assist clients with checking and answer to different messages without interrupting the ongoing call. After you get the most recent beta release of Telegram you will have the option to video call just those individuals who are using version 0.7 beta of the app.
“You can start a video call from your contact’s profile page, and switch video on or off at any time during voice calls. Like all other video content on Telegram, video calls support picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to scroll through chats and multitask while maintaining eye contact,” the organization said in an announcement.
All video calls will be encrypted on the app to secure clients’ information. “To confirm your connection, compare the four emoji shown on-screen for you and your chat partner – if they match, your call is 100% secured by time-tested encryption also used in Telegram’s Secret Chats and Voice Calls,” the organization confirmed. You can discover more subtleties of how encryption works on Telegram on this page.
As Telegram additionally praised seven years of its service on 14 August, it likewise turned out more animated emojis to its app, alongside the video call feature. To get one of those emoticons in a chat, essentially communicate something specific with a single emoji.
Telegram is the freshest expansion to the video-call time as the requirement for face-to-face communication saw a blast on the ongoing occasions because of worldwide lockdowns forced to contain the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic. Such lockdowns yielded telecommute circumstances for us all and in this way, video calls turned out to be to some degree basic.
With this update, Telegram additionally included new animated emoji including a cake, a peach, an aubergine, a few cat faces, and devil horns. It started as a specialty application concentrated on mystery messaging in 2013, Now, the social messaging app has more than 400 million clients and is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps.