Telegram has extended group video calling feature launched in June to accommodate more participants – a lot of more. The latest version of the messaging app now allows up to 1000 people to join a group video call. While the number of members who can stream video from their camera or screen remains limited to 30, another 970 people can tune in and watch.
As Telegram said, when he first launched this feature, he always planned to increase the number of people who can join the group chat as it expands its voice and video calls to support live events. In a new announcement, the company said it will continue to increase the limit. In addition, Telegram has updated the video messaging function so that users can watch them in higher resolution. Users can now also use their screen with sound during one-on-one video calls and set up automatic deletion of their messages after a month, instead of a day or a week, as in the old options.
Telegram’s updated media editor reduces brush width as you zoom in, allowing users to paint finer details in photos and videos. Other new features include additional password reset options and animated emoticons. The latest version of the Android app also includes support for 0.5x, 1.5x and 2x playback speeds, as well as new send animations. Meanwhile, iOS users will have access to a new in-app camera that can use all zoom levels of their device, as well as the ability to forward messages to multiple recipients.
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