The latest Telegram update allows users to turn on their own camera or share their screen during voice chats in groups, on all devices, including tablets and desktops.
This new feature makes Telegram’s voice chat a platform suitable for online lectures and conferences and business meetings, but also › for meeting with friends or family.
Telegram’s voice chats in any group can be turned seamlessly into group video calls: to do this, just tap the camera icon to turn on the video.
You can tap on any video to view it in full screen and if you fix a video, this will stay in the foreground while new users join the call and turn on their cameras.
While audio participants are unlimited, Telegram highlighted, the video part is currently available for the first 30 people joining the voice chat. This limit, announced the company, will increase soon, as voice chats begin to be used for streaming games, live events and more.
In addition to video in group calls, the latest update also introduced the possibility to share your screen (you can also use the two functions at the same time).
Then, Telegram improved the noise suppression in voice chats to make sure that the audio of all participants is clear and clear. And he also added a switch to turn off noise suppression in settings.
Moreover, since tablets and computers have more space on the screen and offer more viewing options, you can tap to open the side panel and see a half-screen view of the video grid and the participants list, optimized for both vertical and horizontal orientation.
Voice chats on desktop open in a separate window, so you can write and talk without having to icon something. Desktop applications also have selective screen sharing so that they can transmit a specific program instead of the entire screen.
In this update there are also other new features, including animated wallpapers and animations for sending messages, as well as a new menu button for bots, new ways to import stickers, reminders to help keep your account safe and more.