(Last Updated On: August 14, 2020)
A cloud-based app Telegram is used for instant messaging and voice over IP service. It is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. Until now, users are only able to call and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files through message. But now, Telegram is bringing video calling features in its beta version. Yes, you heard right, you are able to make a video call from Telegram.
You might be hearing about the rumors that the company was planning to introduce video calls in Telegram. Telegram users are also demanding this video calling feature especially due to this pandemic. Now, finally, the wait is over, you can get the video called features on the v7.0 beta version. So download the latest beta version from Telegram’s app center.
To make a video call, the interlocutor (receiver) has to install the best version on their phone. After installing it, you can enjoy your video call with your loved ones. On the screen, you can see to mute, flip, and cut the call.
There is no actual release for video calling features but the full release may take place in the next update. Despite having video call features, Telegram 500 million downloads from the Google Play Store during this COVID pandemic. And after having these new features, it is pretty sure, the downloads rate going to increased incredibly.
But it does not stop here, so what coming more? As per the rumor, the app is going to add support for Android 11’s Bubble notifications.
Android 11’s Bubble notifications
After the video calling feature, the app is planning to add support for Android 11’s Bubble notifications. Previously, Telegram has tested these features in version 6.3.0 beta but it was enabled via a debug option in the app’s settings. So with the latest beta version of Telegram, its chat head bubbles will work with Android 11’s native Bubbles API. In spite of these all, you still need to enable the debug option.
Let’s see how fruitful are these both features for Telegram. Will it catch up with its competitors or not? But I think it will grab a positive response from its users.