At the beginning of the year Telegram celebrated having reached 400 million users around the world, something they did with an important announcement. As the application confirmed that video calls were going to be a reality in a few months, although they did not give dates or give more clues about the introduction of this function in the application.
This week Telegram beta 7.0 was launched, where these video calls could already be used in the application, as we already showed you. The application now launches its new stable version, where these video calls are already made available to all users with Android phones.
You can now try Telegram video calls: how to do it
Telegram finally releases video calls in the application, which you can already try before they are officially launched for all users.
Telegram video calls are real
Video calling has become a much needed feature in this 2020. Therefore, it is important that an application like Telegram has also officially introduced them, for now only on Android phones. Thanks to them you will be able to be in contact with your friends, family or colleagues in a simple way. To start one, you just have to enter that person’s profile and press to make the call.
During video calls in the app, you have the possibility to turn the video on or off, in addition to muting your microphone. It is also possible to change the camera, so that the other person sees the objects or places at which you point with your rear camera. In addition, they have support for picture-in-picture mode, so you can do other tasks while you’re on that video call.
Telegram confirms that these video calls are protected with end-to-end encryption. If you want to confirm your connection, you can compare the four emojis that appear on the screen. If they are the same emojis for both, then the call is 100% protected. In our test we saw them, but it was not known that this was the functionality of them, but now it is confirmed. In addition, the application confirms that they are working on launching group video calls in a few months, but we do not have dates at the moment.
Along with these video calls, Telegram has also introduced a series of new animated emojis in this new version 7.0. The update of the messaging application is already a reality, so you will be able to download it from the Play Store, but also the official file of the app, to update it directly.