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Telegram’s latest massive update includes 1,000-viewer group video calls

Telegram’s latest massive update includes 1,000-viewer group video calls

Telegram, the popular messaging app alternative to WhatsApp, has greatly expanded its video calls feature. Among the changes is new support for 1,000-person group video calls, making Telegram a solid alternative to other video chatting apps. In addition, Telegram has also improved video messages, screen sharing, video playback, and more.

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Telegram group video calls, screen sharing update released

Telegram group video calls, screen sharing update released

With the addition of group video calls, Telegram is quickly becoming the most feature-filled communications app and ecosystem in the modern world. Telegram has added group calls and screen sharing to their Voice Chats feature, allowing these features for all devices, all at once. That means smartphones, tablets, and desktops too.

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Telegram group video chat take on Zoom with a twist next month

Telegram group video chat take on Zoom with a twist next month

Although video conferencing has become almost a fact of life these days and "Zoom fatigue" has started to become a real problem, there are still companies and services that are trying to compete or even unseat the leaders in that space. And it's not just the usual culprits of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft either but other more focused services are also jumping on board. The latest that will be joining the bandwagon is Telegram who will be putting a different twist to the idea next month.

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Telegram adds new web apps and tap-to-jump video

Telegram adds new web apps and tap-to-jump video

Today Telegram revealed a set of new web versions of its chat app. Two new web apps for Telegram were released today. According to the developers at Telegram, ever since they first released a Web Version of the app back in 2014, their "pet demon of internal competition" kept whispering "Why have one web version when you can have two?" So now there are three web versions of Telegram.

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Telegram Voice Chats 2.0 jumps on the Clubhouse bandwagon

Telegram Voice Chats 2.0 jumps on the Clubhouse bandwagon

Every so often, someone comes up with an idea so simple yet so ingenious that even the giants scramble to copy it or even buy it. That was the case with TikTok and history seems to repeat itself with Clubhouse. Now almost everyone from Facebook to Twitter is trying to make their own version of the increasingly popular mass voice chat. Unsurprisingly, Telegram, which has been stepping up its game since the WhatsApp brouhaha earlier this year, is jumping on the train as well in its latest update to its Voice Chat feature.

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Telegram Voice Chats limits removed, making rooms like radio

Telegram Voice Chats limits removed, making rooms like radio

Telegram updated Voice Chats to a full "2.0" this week by removing all participant number restrictions. Voice Chats are now allowed in Telegram channels, and this update adds a bunch of features to the connected pair of features. Admins for both public groups and channels can activate the ability to host voice chats for unlimited numbers of live listeners.

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Telegram improves self-destructing chats, expiring invite links

Telegram improves self-destructing chats, expiring invite links

WhatsApp's Facebook-friendly privacy changes have caused many users to flock to other secure messaging services. Those services, in turn, have rapidly pushed out changes to improve their features as well as prepare their servers for the sudden influx of new users. For its latest set of updates, Telegram is adding a touch of transience to some of its features, such as public chats as well as invite links, while also making sure that refugees from other messaging platforms will feel at home as well.

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WhatsApp alternative Telegram wants your old chat app’s messages and photos

WhatsApp alternative Telegram wants your old chat app’s messages and photos

This week Telegram announced that they'd be accepting chat history from other apps. Starting today, a Telegram representative suggested, "everyone can bring their chat history - including videos and documents - to Telegram from apps like WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk." This system will work for all sorts of chats, including groups and "private chats" alike.

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Beeper is a catch-all app by the Pebble guy with iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, and more

Beeper is a catch-all app by the Pebble guy with iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, and more

Beeper is a new app from the guy (Eric Migicovsky) who founded Pebble, one of the first very interesting smart wearable devices in the modern smartphone age. The app Beeper "gives you a unified inbox for 15 chat networks" and makes the whole process relatively simple. This app connects to Signal, Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Android Messages (SMS), Telegram, Twitter, and a whole lot more.

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Telegram reports huge surge in new users as WhatsApp backlash grows

Telegram reports huge surge in new users as WhatsApp backlash grows

Telegram has reported a mass of new users over the past 72 hours, an uptick no doubt spurred by Facebook's recent controversial decision involving WhatsApp and data-sharing. WhatsApp has presented itself as a secure messaging platform, including having introduced encrypted chats. However, last week it was revealed that users will need to agree to share their data with Facebook or move to a different app.

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Telegram will soon serve ads in channels to avoid selling out

Telegram will soon serve ads in channels to avoid selling out

Telegram has just pushed out an update that adds a major feature that some found to be a bit controversial, bringing group audio calls that have been compared to platforms like Discord. That, however, has been eclipsed by the revelation made by the popular encrypted chat service's founder made alongside that update. Telegram, Pavel Durov boasts, is nearing 500 million users but that number comes with the challenge of finding a sustainable way to support its operations without selling out to companies like Facebook.

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Telegram’s new voice chats feature can handle thousands of participants

Telegram’s new voice chats feature can handle thousands of participants

Messaging app Telegram has released a new update that adds Voice Chats, a feature the company describes as 'persistent conference calls' with a revolving door of members. The feature has rolled out just ahead of the Christmas holiday, giving users a new option for talking with a large group of people from the safety of one's own home.

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