WhatsApp rival, Telegram's new features just added big value-from group video calls to screen sharing, know them all
WhatsApp rival Telegram has rolled out Google Meet-like features, including group video calls and screen sharing, that will boost your chats' fun quotient manifold.
Let’s talk about these features one by one:
Telegram Group Video call
Telegram Screen Sharing
This Telegram feature enables users to share their screens just like they would in case of a Google Meet call. The company says that users just need to tap on the menu button, and press the screen sharing option followed by app permission.
Telegram tablet and desktop support
Apart from the above-mentioned features, Telegram has also added support for tablets and desktops. “Users simply need to tap to open the side panel and see a split-screen view of the video grid and list of participants, optimized for both portrait and landscape orientation. Voice chats on desktop open in a separate window, users can type and talk without minimizing anything,” Telegram wrote in a blog post.
“Desktop apps also have selective screen-sharing to broadcast an individual program instead of the entire screen of a particular user. While using the desktop app, and sharing screen by a specific user automatically gets pinned,” the company added.
Telegram animated backgrounds
Telegram has also introduced animated backgrounds on its platform. The messaging app said that the multi-color gradient wallpapers in the app are designed algorithmically and move with the aesthetics every time users send a message.
How to: In Android: Chat Settings > Change Chat Background. In iOS: Appearance > Chat Background.
Telegram Security features
Telegram has also introduced a bunch of new security features on its platform. The company has introduced a feature called Login Info Reminders that keeps a user’s phone number up to date on Telegram. “This overall ensures a user can always log in to his account. In case the phone number has changed, users can quickly update it right from the new reminder in Settings on iOS,” the company added in a blog post.
Telegram also announced that the Android users will get the Login Info reminders in the next update. Users on all platforms will receive a notification from Telegram each time their Two-Step Verification settings are changed.
Telegram animated emojis
Lastly, the company today announced that users can now send stickers and emojis seamlessly from keyboards into the chat window. On iOS, this also applies to media users send from the attachment panel.