Telegram is planning to host group video calls soon, which will spark competition with other applications.
The founder of the Telegram Pavel Durov stated that its application will get an important and practical advantage soon.
Durov said Telegram will provide a new feature that enables users to make group video calls.
It will also have excellent standards in terms of maintaining the privacy of users’ data, he said.
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“Screen sharing, encryption, noise-cancelling, desktop and tablet support — everything you can expect from a modern video conferencing tool, but with Telegram-level UI, speed and encryption,” he added.
The subscribers will be able to instantly access all of their conversations through the Telegram application from their phone, or personal computers, through a web browser, Durov said.
He added that there will be no need for uploading operations or downloading applications to access these conversations.
The web versions of the Telegram application will outperform the versions of the competing applications, he said, and that his company is currently testing the functions of group video communications to be added to these versions soon.
Durov had announced earlier app will start showing ads, but all the application’s messaging services would be free of ads, and ads would only appear in public channels on the app.
Telegram is a free, partially open source, multi-platform instant messaging application that focuses on the security aspect.
It is now on the list of the 10 most downloaded and used apps around the world.
In March of 2018, Telegram announced that the number of active service users has reached 200 million people per month.
According to the company’s CEO, Telegram’s annual growth rate as of April 2017 was over 50%.
Telegram was founded in 2013 by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, who found the site Vkontakte (the largest Russian social network).
They succeeded in launching Telegram and then registered it as an independent organization based in the German capital Berlin.