Telegram has announced that it is finally adding video call feature to all its mobile apps and desktop. The company made this announcement to mark its seventh anniversary since it went live in August of 2013.
Video Call Feature
The video call functionality is presently being made available in an alpha state across all the apps. As with the voice calls, all video calls in Telegram are being end-to-end encrypted. The app will show four emoji on screen for you and your call partner. If both have the same four emoji, the call is encrypted.
The voice call feature makes use of the picture-in-picture feature, so you can minimize the call to continue using the rest of the app. You can choose to switch to just a voice call at any time during the video or just not turn on the camera at all at your end.
Telegram promises more features will be added in future builds. Most prominently, the service will get the option to do group video calls.
Arrival Of More Animated emoji
That said, Telegram has also added more animated emoji options for commonly used emoji. If you type any of these emoji in chat, a larger, animated version will appear instead.
If you want more information of the new functionality, check all of this in action in the link below.