It was in April when the news that referred to the arrival of group video calls to Telegram emerged and it is now, almost two months later, when the platform has announced that it will be possible to jump from a voice chat in any to group video calls.
A long-awaited feature that also does not come alone. As is usual, with each update come other improvements that in this case include the possibility of sharing screen during a group video call and improvements in the support to use the app on tablets and computers or a now optimized noise suppression.
Video calls with up to 30 people
But starting with the most important, Telegram now allows group video calls and group voice chats now take a new leap. The difference between both functions is that while there is no limit of participants in the case of audio chats, if video calls are used, only the first 30 people who join can use it . However, they ensure that this limit will increase as voice chats broadcast video games, live events and support more features.
In addition, Telegram is now a more powerful ally in professional environments, as it allows screen sharing in video calls and on all devices, including phones, tablets and computers. A function that allows simultaneous use with the camera.
To share the screen, just click on the three dots menu in any application and select the option “Share screen” from the menu.
Improvements in audio and for use on computers
These are the two most important improvements, but not the only ones. Similarly, the latest update has improved the audio quality in voice chats by optimizing noise suppression. In addition, a switch to deactivate noise suppression has been added in the settings, for those occasions when it is necessary to have ambient sound.
Likewise, the use of Telegram has been optimized when we use the application on tablets and computers . On the one hand, voice chats open in a separate window, so that you can write and speak without having to minimize the window. In addition, there is now access to a grid-shaped split screen and the list to see the participants, a screen that is also optimized for both portrait and landscape orientation.
Dynamic backgrounds and new animations
But the news does not end here, because now we have animated backgrounds in the chats. These come to have a multicolored gradient that changes based on a series of algorithms and moves every time you send a message.
To activate these funds you must go to the route “Chats” and “Change chat background” in Android or iOS in “Appearance” and “Chat background” .
These animations can also be customized. We can create our own animated backgrounds by just choosing three or four colors to unlock the animation and then adding an additional pattern for an extra style.
Stickers and emojis have new animations when we add them to a chat and in the case of iOS this also applies to the multimedia that we attach as well as text messages that have smoother animations when moving to the chat screen.
In the case of iOS, new icons of the app with gradient are available , which are available is “Settings” and “Appearance” and next to this addition is now added the “Learn about Telegram” button, already available on Android, which in iOS is at the end of the settings menu, where it opens the Tips channel of Telegram.
A login information reminder has also been added in order to always have the phone number updated to be able to log into the account at any time. This improvement comes to Telegram for iOS and later to Telegram for Android.
In addition , communication with bots has been facilitated , adding a special menu button that makes it easier to explore and send commands. Bot developers can now create commands that change based on user interface language and chat type, as well as special commands in specific chats or for administrators.
Last but not least, new animated emojis arrive that take on new gestures when we add them to a chat.
The update should arrive in the next few hours on your phone and has a weight of about 55 megabytes in the case of Android.
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