Messaging giants Telegram continue with their mind blowing updates as they have now introduced a feature that allows for over 1000 users to be on a video chat.
“This update takes video to the next level. Group video calls now have up to 1000 viewers, video messages record in higher quality and can be expanded, regular videos may be watched at 0.5 or 2x speed. We’ve also added screen sharing with sound to all video calls, including 1-on-1 calls — and much more.” Said Telegram in a statement.
Important to note is that 1000 people can be viewers of the chat while only 30 can be allowed to broadcast from their cameras and the screen. This new feature is fantastic for online classes, video conferencing meetings among others.
“We will keep increasing this limit until all humans on Earth can join one group call and watch us yodel in celebration (coming soon).” Added Telegram.
To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page (in the ⋮ menu on Android) of any group where you are an admin – then turn your video on.
Telegram also introduces Video Messages
Video messages are a quick way to check in or share your surroundings without adding another video to your gallery. They now have higher resolution and you can tap on a video message to expand it and take in all those extra pixels.
Tapping on an expanded video message pauses it and gives you the opportunity to fast forward or rewind the message in case you missed a word.
To record a video message, tap the microphone icon in the message bar to switch from voice message recording to video. Press and hold to record, then tap the camera icon to switch back.
Audio from your device will keep playing as you record so you can now sing along to your favorite songs or reply without pausing your podcast. Additionally, recording with your rear camera lets you pinch to zoom in and capture things at a distance or add a dramatic effect (eerie music not included).
Having used the new Telegram update, I can say that this has been a brilliant new update by the Application. It is smooth, fast and there are no issues of sound lagging. It feels like a normal phone call.
The fact that you can share your screen with others or viewers makes for even better update. This means that people can actually use the platform for office meetings. The new feature is also free so for those who have been paying other platforms to use for meetings.
So if you are looking for convenience, affordability and ease then you might want to get the Telegram App both for phones and desktops. The feature is available on both android and iOS.
Author: Moses Echodu
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