Telegram launches video calling | heise online

Telegram presented the new function in a blog post.

The messaging service Telegram has a new function for its free app for Android and iOS donatedthat can be used to make video calls. Like the chats, the video calls are end-to-end encrypted and support the picture-in-picture mode. This allows the user to scroll through chats while maintaining eye contact.

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Telegram still describes the video telephony function as the alpha function. The provider wants to expand the video calls further, for example to make group calls possible. Only a few days ago, the competitor Threema announced end-to-end encrypted video calls.


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