Telegram rolls out group video calling feature with latest update

Telegram has introduced a series of features in its latest update, including Group Video Calls, Screen Sharing. Noise Suppression in Voice Chats, Animated backgrounds, a dedicated Bot Menu and many more.

The Group Video Call feature is the third major voice chat update from Telegram in the last six months. Which can be used for online classes, business meetings, and family gatherings. It has also added new animated emojis and enabled the import of customized third-party stickers as well

Users can make group video calls by tapping the ‘Share my video’ option in any active session. Tablets and computers have more screen space and offer more display options. Users simply need to tap to open the side panel and see a split-screen view of the video grid and list of participants. Optimized for both portrait and landscape orientation.

Voice chats on desktops open in a separate window, users can type and talk without minimizing anything. Desktop apps also have selective screen-sharing to broadcast an individual program instead of the entire screen of a particular user. While using the desktop app, and sharing screen by a specific user automatically gets pinned.

Telegram has also introduced Animated Backgrounds. Telegram is offering this feature along with many default themes pre-installed. Users can find more animated backgrounds in Settings. Android: Chat Settings > Change Chat Background. iOS: Appearance > Chat Background.

Telegram has announced that Android users will get these reminders in the next update. Users on all platforms will receive a notification from Telegram each time their Two-Step Verification settings are changed.

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