Telegram finally catches up with WhatsApp: video calls are coming

After a long wait, Telegram finally includes video calls. This is everything you need to know about the new feature.

Telegram has waited for the moment when video calls are more fashionable to include them in your messaging app: from the version 7.0 of the application, Telegram already offers the option to make video calls.

We already knew that video calls were about to land on the platform, and it was on the latest beta edition of Telegram when this function is finally available.

It is worth mentioning that, unlike other apps like WhatsApp, Telegram does not offer a beta program of its app through Google Play. But if you still want try Telegram video calls Before its arrival to the final version, we will show you how to do it below.

Telegram for Android, differences compared to normal Telegram

Telegram, the most popular alternative messaging app to WhatsApp.

Video calls come to Telegram: so you can try them

In case of wanting install beta version of Telegram On an Android mobile, it is necessary to resort to the official App Center repository in which the company publishes each edition of the app.

The version that introduces video calls corresponds to edition 7.0.0 (20549) released on August 12, so you just have to download the APK file corresponding to that version and install it manually on your mobile. This app will not replace the “normal” version of Telegram that we could have on our mobile.

The Telegram video calls they are not very different from WhatsApp. When you make one, you will see options to switch between front or front camera, deactivate the picture or hang up the call.

As they count in AndroidPolice, function is not error free. In some cases, the audio shows problems and does not include the possibility of make group video calls.

It’s very probable that Telegram announce an update to its app in the coming weeks to make the arrival of video calls to the application official.

Meanwhile, all those who want to use the paper plane messaging app to make video calls can do so. installing the beta version of the application.

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