Telegram, a few days earlier, has launched an alpha version of video calls on its Android and iOS apps. Telegram did not have a video call feature until this update was released therefore it’s in the ” beginning process” with just one user involved.
The company announced in a blog post, saying, 2020 had “highlighted the need for face-to-face communication.”
The company gave a description on the process for using the video call feature: tap the profile page of the person you want to connect with.
Users will be able to switch video on or off at any time during a call, and the video calls support picture-in-picture mode, so users can continue scrolling through the app should a call get boring.
Video calls will have end-to-end-encryption, Telegram’s blog posts states, one of the app’s defining features for its audio calls and texting.
The post also read “Our apps for Android and iOS have reproducible builds, so anyone can verify encryption and confirm that their app uses the exact same open source code that we publish with each update,”.
Telegram announced previously in April that it had over 400 million users and it’d would launch group video calls later in the year. Although this update isn’t exactly what they’d said earlier, the blog post continuously read that “video calls will receive more features and improvements in future versions, as we work toward launching group video calls in the coming months.”