Bumper Telegram Update Enables Video Calls With Up to 1,000 Viewers

Telegram Messenger has received a major update to its video capabilities, including support for video calls with up to 1,000 viewers.

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Group video calls in Telegram allow up to 30 users to stream video from both their camera and their screen, and now a maximum of 1,000 people can tune into the broadcast. Telegram says it intends to continue increasing this limit "until all humans on Earth can join one group call."

Meanwhile, video messages now have a higher resolution, and any audio playing on the user's device will keep playing when a message is being captured so that it's included in the recording.

In addition, users can now tap on a video message to expand it in the conversation thread. Tapping on an expanded video message initially pauses it, and it's also possible to fast-forward and rewind the message.

Elsewhere in this update, the media player now supports multiple video playback speeds, screen sharing has been added to one-on-one calls, the in-app camera supports all zoom levels a device is capable of, and the media editor includes new tools to illustrate photos and videos with drawings, text, and stickers.

Several other smaller tweaks and improvements have made it into this bumper update, and Telegram has further details in its latest blog post. Telegram is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Nikita_K Avatar
25 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/07/31/telegram-update-video-calls-1000-viewers/')

Telegram Messenger has received a major update to its video capabilities, including support for video calls with up to 1,000 viewers.



Group video calls in Telegram allow up to 30 users to stream video from both their camera and their screen, and now a maximum of 1,000 people can tune into the broadcast. Telegram says it intends to continue increasing this limit "until all humans on Earth can join one group call."

Meanwhile, video messages now have a higher resolution, and any audio playing on the user's device will keep playing when a message is being captured so that it's included in the recording.

In addition, users can now tap on a video message to expand it in the conversation thread. Tapping on an expanded video message initially pauses it, and it's also possible to fast-forward and rewind the message.

Elsewhere in this update, the media player now supports multiple video playback speeds, screen sharing has been added to one-on-one calls, the in-app camera supports all zoom levels a device is capable of, and the media editor includes new tools to illustrate photos and videos with drawings, text, and stickers.

Several other smaller tweaks and improvements have made it into this bumper update, and Telegram has further details in its latest blog post ('https://telegram.org/blog/video-1000'). Telegram is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link ('https://itunes.apple.com/app/telegram-messenger/id686449807')]

Article Link: Bumper Telegram Update Enables Video Calls With Up to 1,000 Viewers ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/07/31/telegram-update-video-calls-1000-viewers/')
I just wish some Apple exec installs Telegram and sees how the messaging app should function in 2021. iMessage is a joke compared to it. And it is not related to its video capabilities.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeTom Avatar
25 weeks ago
Bumper?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alexander_im Avatar
25 weeks ago
Telegram is one of the few things we russians can be proud of
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
25 weeks ago
Huge Telegram fan and am delighted that everyone I talk to now regularly use it. The functionality is immense.


Bumper?
Read the blog link, there are loads of improvements in the latest release, not just the headline video call related stuff.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp devs are probably still busy high-fiving each other for managing to deliver dark mode.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
25 weeks ago
Too bad I am in Germany. Here it takes 2 months advance notice to schedule / align for a video call with your friends ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rafagon Avatar
25 weeks ago
What is a "bumper update"?

Is that similar to when Apple gave free bumper cases to iPhone 4 owners?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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