WhatsApp-rival Telegram to soon get video calling feature

    Telegram is working on two interesting new features for its users – chat bubbles and video calling. 
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Aug 13 2020, 03:07 PM IST
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    Telegram adds new features
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    Telegram may finally offer video calling facility for its users. The company is testing the new feature in its latest beta version of the app.

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    According to XDA developers (via @alex193a), Telegram’s latest beta app v7.0.0 comes with the video calling facility on Android, macOS, and Android. A screenshot of the interface reveals the feature is enabled by default. The feature can be accessed by tapping on the three-dot menu icon on the top right corner of any chat.

    Telegram had recently announced it will roll out video calling feature by the end of this year. It is worth noting that video calling is already available on WhatsApp, Messenger and many other instant messaging applications.

    Apart from video calling, Telegram has begun testing floating chat head bubbles. The latest beta update also has this feature. The chat bubbles work with Android 11’s native Bubbles API. For now, beta users will have to enable the debug option, according to XDA Developers report.

    The new feature will come shortly after the instant messaging company increased the file share limit to 2GB from 1.5GB. It also rolled out a bunch of new features ranging from profile videos, improved people nearby and thumbnails to a detailed dashboard for group users.

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    First Published Date: 13 Aug, 03:07 PM IST
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