Telegram has launched new video calling features to compete with the video conferencing giants.
Screen sharing is a new feature that allows you to make group video calls from different devices.
Telegram is still a viable alternative to WhatsApp. It recently gained video calling smarts to boost its popularity during the pandemic. It is now pursuing video conferencing tools, including a new screen sharing and group video calling feature.
Group voice calls can now be converted to group video calls by simply tapping the camera icon at the call screen. ” unlimited” participants can still host voice calls. However, only 30 people can join a video call. Telegram notes this limit will “increase quickly.”
Administrators can pin users’ video feeds, making them the first screen that new users see when they join the video chat. This feature is also available on desktop and mobile, making it useful for teachers who host online classes. To make the video fullscreen, users can tap on any of the user’s screens.
These improvements include the ability to share screens. Users can tap the three dots menu button and choose Share Screen to enable this feature on their smartphone or tablet. On desktop, the newest user to share their screen will be automatically pinned. This should make Telegram’s video calling experience similar to Google Meet and Zoom.
This update is available on Telegram’s desktop, mobile, and tablet interfaces. Click the button to download Telegram Android.