Telegram Messenger is aiming to introduce a ‘safe group video calls’ function on the app this 12 months. The event was introduced by the corporate final week, the place it indicated that because of the novel coronavirus lockdown throughout a number of international locations, there is a “want for a trusted video communication software.” Telegram additionally introduced the rollout of a number of different options together with a search listing for stickers, an upgraded Quiz Mode, and new animations for the app. The corporate additional acknowledged that the messaging app has over 400 million month-to-month customers, up from 300 million a 12 months in the past. Moreover, Telegram launched a number of different options together with Chat Folders, Channel stats and extra at first of April.
Safe group video calls
In a press release printed final week, Telegram Messenger indicated that the corporate is aiming to assist its customers to remain in contact through the coronavirus pandemic and after. To realize this, Telegram will add a ‘safe group video calls’ function, nonetheless, the precise date of its launch isn’t but confirmed. It’s also unclear how many individuals can take part within the group video name concurrently.
“Video calls in 2020 are very like messaging in 2013. There are apps which are both safe or usable, however not each. We might like to repair that, and we are going to deal with bringing you safe group video calls in 2020,” Telegram mentioned.
Telegram now has over 400,000,000 month-to-month energetic customers. Thanks all! 🎉 https://t.co/F3qu3lAesu
— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) April 24, 2020
Notably, Telegram’s competitor WhatsApp not too long ago introduced that the Fb-owned messaging app is increasing the group video and voice calls contributors from 4 to as much as eight individuals.
— Fb (@Fb) April 24, 2020
Again in January, Telegram launched a Quiz Mode to its messaging platform that was aimed toward schooling channels to create objective-based studying via multiple-choice questions. The corporate is now rolling out an replace that may permit customers so as to add explanations which can seem proper after an individual responds to the quiz questions. Telegram says that this can allow contributors to “study from their errors” or give them “extra context.”
Furthermore, Telegram introduced a contest for creators of Instructional Exams with a prize price EUR 400,000 (roughly Rs. 3.29 crores).
“To participate, use @QuizBot to create and publish an unique instructional check on any topic at any problem degree, in any language. Be happy to decide on something from fundamental Medieval European Historical past in English to Mikrobiologie fur Experten auf Deutsch – and add any media you require to your questions, however ensure that all mental property rights are revered,” Telegram shared.
Telegram added that the quizzes can be printed in a searchable listing. Customers can subscribe to the @contest channel on the messaging app for updates on this.
Sticker Listing, Attachment Menu on Android and macOS Enhancements
In the meantime, Telegram is rolling out a sticker-directory the place customers can browse and search over 20,000 free stickers created by the corporate. To entry the listing, customers have to choose the sticker possibility in a chat. After deciding on the sticker possibility, customers have to click on on the ‘+’ icon to make use of the listing.
Moreover, Android and macOS Telegram customers are additionally getting new updates that permit customers to rapidly entry their media information. On Android, all sections of the attachment menu at the moment are accessible as “expandable layers” that basically provides the consumer a fast preview of the media information they may wish to share. Equally, customers of Telegram on macOS can now entry Shared Media straight from the profile pages. All of the aforementioned options are being rolled out in India as nicely. Lastly, the corporate has added new animations on its messaging platform.
The most recent updates on Telegram come practically weeks after the corporate launched main upgrades that have been aimed toward de-cluttering chat display amid coronavirus pandemic. As customers are spending extra time on the app, Telegram launched Chat Folders and Channel Stats options.