Popular messaging app Telegram has announced a new slew of new features.
As per the new developments, Telegram will now let up to 1000 people join a group video call and also allow users to send video messages. Not only that, Telegram has now enabled screen sharing with sound to all video calls, including one-on-one calls — and much more.
Telegram said that it wants to keep increasing this limit until all humans on Earth can join one group call.
Therefore, the company has allowed around 1000 participants to join the video call whereas 30 users broadcast video from both their camera and screen. The feature would be particularly useful for online lectures, seminars and even online concerts with many participants.
Telegram has updated its video messages feature.
Telegram says that video messages are a quick way to check-in or share your surroundings without adding another video to your gallery. You can simply tap on the recording button in your chatbox and send it to your contacts. The video will not be saved to your gallery.
Telegram said in the blog:
“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 favourite 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),”
Sharing screen with sound
Telegram will now let users share screens on one-on-one calls on their devices when broadcasting in any video call. So if you are watching a film, you can share your screen and watch the movie with your friend.
“When switching on video during any call, you can swipe to choose a camera or share your screen instead — and use the video preview to make sure that everything is perfect before going live,” Telegram said in the blog