Telegram to add a Group Video Call Feature
Messaging app Telegram is developing a group video calling feature that would be launched later this year. This comes alongside Facebook’s announcement of a new “Messenger Rooms” competitor to Zoom and Group FaceTime. The move would help its customers keep in touch with loved ones all through the coronavirus pandemic and after, the messaging app said.
In a blog post, Telegram says that it will add support for group video calls — with an emphasis on security — later this year:
While Telegram did not reveal many details about the feature, it appears to be taking a dig at other video calling services facing privacy issues and security scandals. In response, Zoom has promised to improve security features and upgrades. However, that won’t stop competition from taking advantage of its blunders.
Telegram, however, remains to be one of the most trusted messaging apps worldwide, Engadget reported. The messaging app allows its users to delete messages retroactively. Throughout the Hong Kong protests, Telegram introduced a feature to protect customers’ identities better.