iWorld

Telegram rolls out new features, adds group video calling

Telegram users can now make full-screen video calls on the app.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/28/tgram.jpg?itok=pYoCjEYp

New Delhi: As its rival WhatsApp continues to be embroiled in a legal controversy with the government, Telegram has seized the moment to launch some new features for its users. 

The messaging app has announced its latest update, which allows group video calls and screen sharing across all devices, tablets, and desktops. The update allows users to turn their camera on or share their screen during voice chats in groups – on all devices, including tablets and desktops, which can be used for online classes, business meetings, and family gatherings.

The Group Video Call feature is the third major voice chat update from Telegram in the last six months. The audio-only participants are unlimited, and video is currently available for the first 30 people who join the voice chat. However, this limit will increase soon as voice chats take on streaming games, live events, and more, it said in its blog post. “When you are using a desktop app, anyone who starts sharing their screen will be pinned automatically. This is especially useful when small teams meet to coordinate their work,” it added.

The app has also improved noise suppression on voice chats, for clear audio and a dedicated bot menu. There is also a new update that allows animated backgrounds, animated emojis and enables the import of customized third-party stickers as well. “These multi-colour gradient wallpapers are designed algorithmically and move with beautiful looking aesthetics every time users send a message. Telegram is offering this feature along with many default themes pre-installed,” it said in its blog post.

The app has also enhanced user security measures in its latest update. Users will now get login info reminders, which according to the company, is an essential feature that will keep a user’s phone number up to date on Telegram. "Android users will get these reminders in the next update, for now, they can simply update their phone number by tapping on it in Settings," it said.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/16/img_16102021_123819_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=ZsAMEIFy
Disney+ Hotstar to livestream warm-up matches for T20 World Cup 2021

Mumbai: Disney+ Hotstar will exclusively livestream the warm-up matches of the top eight teams at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 that is slated to begin on 17 October. The warm-up fixtures amongst the top eight teams will be played between 18 and 20 October.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/14/photogrid_plus_1634210901493.jpg?itok=aq8UnOS4
Roposo launches live entertainment commerce

Mumbai: With an intent to disrupt the mobile and online commerce space, Roposo on Thursday announced the launch of a digital destination for creator-led, live entertainment commerce. According to a statement, the new offering will enable consumers to shop for top-notch products in real-time within...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/13/photogrid_plus_1634120012290.jpg?itok=XQS8tWP1
‘Squid Game’ reaches 111 million fans on Netflix

Mumbai: Netflix has announced that the Korean drama “Squid Game” has reached 111 million fans, making the series the OTT platform’s biggest launch ever. It is also the first series to be watched across 100 million accounts. The show began streaming on 17 September and is on Netflix's top ten lists...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/13/photogrid_plus_1634112345788.jpg?itok=wYciXdLi
Gaurav Khetan joins Koo as VP, business

Mumbai: Gaurav Khetan has joined homegrown microblogging site Koo as vice president-business, as per his updated LinkedIn profile. Khetan was last associated with Star Sports as vice president, rights acquisitions and strategy. He managed various portfolios in his nine-year stint at the Star...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634045647986.jpg?itok=xrS7WpE-
Prashant Gupta joins Bolo Live as CTO

Mumbai: Social live streaming platform Bolo Live has appointed Prashant Gupta as chief technology officer.  Gupta brings with him over 13 years of diverse engineering experience. Previously, he was associated with Pratilipi as co-founder and CTO, and has also had a stint with Amazon. Besides...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/mx-player.jpg?itok=jjkGV7XU
MX Player crosses one billion downloads on Google Play Store

Mumbai: OTT streaming platform MX Player has crossed one billion downloads on Google Play Store over two years after its launch. According to data, there are only 15 non preinstalled apps, worldwide, that have more than one billion downloads (70 apps if default Google Apps on Android are included...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634039911037.jpg?itok=dSqwNAtH
Chimp&z Inc wins digital mandate for Hashtag Poker & Poker Sports League

Mumbai: Digital advertising agency from the house of Merge Infinity Global, Chimp&z Inc has won digital mandate for video poker app Hashtag Poker and Poker Sports League, affiliated with Mind Sports League. The accounts were won after a multi-agency pitch. Along with social media and influencer...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634025769968.jpg?itok=dCkLe5FG
Trai may relax criteria to set up satellite earth station gateways

Mumbai: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is expected to release a consultation paper on licensing and framework of satellite earth station gateways, said Trai chairman PD Vaghela, according to a report by PTI. The regulator is also planning a consultation paper on developing a...

iWorld Telecom
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634021067839.jpg?itok=ReLhsc3D
Chingari collaborates with Benchmark Entertainment for 20 music videos

Mumbai: Homegrown short-video sharing platform Chingari on Tuesday announced its partnership with Benchmark Entertainment. As a part of the deal, Chingari along with Benchmark Entertainment will be releasing 20 new songs over the next six months. Chingari app users will be able to get access to the...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required