One of the most significant additions to Telegram includes the ability to conduct video calls with up to 1,000 viewers. The number of people who can broadcast their video is still 30 as introduced in a previous update for the instant messaging app. The company said in its blog post that it is working on increasing the limit of the number of people who can join a group video call even further.
Telegram’s new update significantly bumps up the number of people who can participate in a group video call. The secure messaging platform now allows up to 1,000 viewers on a single video call, while keeping the number of broadcasters steady at 30. The update brings new features such as allowing users to share their screens with sound for all video calls, including one-on-one calls. Telegram has also improved the way users consume video content and send video messages. Apart from these, Telegram has added a few neat tricks to its Android and iOS apps like screen sharing to increase engagement.
“To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page (in the ⋮ menu on Android) of any group where you are an admin – then turn your video on,” reads the blog post.