The team behind the Telegram messenger has released a new beta version its Android version with the number 7.8.0 yesterday. The latest release brings new features such as animated backgrounds for chats, support for group video calls and a number of other features, which in the foreseeable future will migrate to the stable version of the application.
Voice chats users can now start broadcasting video from the camera or screen of their device. For you to start using this feature, you must add #vid tag to the name of the voice chat. Unfortunately, there is no need to talk about the full-fledged operation of the function yet – other participants in the conversation do not see the video stream.
The update also brought a gradient chat background to Telegram that changes when messages are sent. Other updates include animation when sending stickers, moving the search button to the chat header in the Favorites section, and the appearance of a list of active voice chats in the Calls section of the application side menu.