Telegram has introduced the ability to turn on a video camera or screen image in any group voice chat. This will allow voice chats to be used for online lessons, business meetings or family gatherings.
The new version of the messenger also adds animated backgrounds, animations when sending messages and more.
To start a conference in Telegram, select “Voice Chat” from the ⋮ menu in the profile of any group in which you are an administrator. For iOS users, the “Voice Chat” button is available directly from the group profile.
As before, in voice mode without video you can talk with an unlimited number of interlocutors. Video conferencing mode is currently available to the first 30 participants connected to the chat. This limit will soon be increased so that Telegram users can stream lectures, game streams, festivals, etc.
At the same time, you can broadcast not only video from the back or front camera of the device, but also the image from the screen – or use both in parallel.
- To enable screen broadcasting, press the three dots to bring up the voice chat settings menu, and then select the appropriate option.
- The group call interface is optimized for large laptop and computer screens as well as tablets, both horizontally and vertically. The button in the upper right corner unfolds a sidebar, allowing you to view video broadcasts and a list of participants on the same screen.
- On a computer, the voice chat opens in a separate window to make it convenient to chat without losing sight of the video conference. When streaming the screen through the Telegram applications for computers, you can show the image of the whole desktop or just from the selected program.
If you’re watching a video conference from a computer, every time one of the participants starts a screen broadcast, that video stream will be automatically pinned – which is convenient for working meetings and presentations.
Earlier, Telegram launched delayed posting of voice chats.