Video Calls with up to 1000 Viewers, Video Playback Speed, High Quality Video Messages, Screen Sharing With Sound, and More
Group Video Calls have leveled up and can now have 1000 viewers – in addition to the 30 broadcasters and unlimited audio-only listeners.
The media player has new 0.5x, 1.5x and 2xplayback speed options, which you can enable when watching videos in fullscreen.
Video Messages record in higher resolution and you can tap a video message to expand it – while tapping again allows you to fast-forward or rewind. When recording video messages, device audio will keep playing in the background, and you can zoomin when using the rear camera.
Screen Sharing has also been added to 1-on-1video calls, and now includesdevice audio in both individual and group video calls.
And that’s just the beginning – there are a dozen more features on our blog, as well as plenty of jokes and stunning demo videos. Click here to see more about Precision Drawing Tools, Desktop’s Photo Editor, a new In-App Camera on iOS and more:
Animated Backgrounds have been added to all default themes. These new wallpapers swirl as you chat, thanks to a little algorithmic magic. 🧙♂️ Find your favorite from the dozens of new presets or build your own in the editor.
There’s much more motion as well – stickersandemoji now jump from your keyboard into the chat with new animations. On iOS, this also applies to mediaandtextmessages.
To see everything this update has in store, including new bot and security features, as well as importing stickers from other apps, take a look at the full blog post:
The end of the year is normally a time to look back at the past 12 months. Instead, our founder Pavel Durov has just announced his strategy for making Telegram sustainable, to continue providing you with great features for decades to come.
Today's update adds Voice Chats, creating a seamless integration of text and talk in groups. Members can join and leave these open conference calls at any time for a bit of spontaneous conversation alongside their usual text messages and media.
As the calendar turns over to 2021, we'll be busy taking in your feedback and improving Voice Chats with features like video and screen sharing at the top of our list.