INTRO: In April this year when Telegram hit over 400 million monthly users, the corporate hinted at its plans to introduce group video calling by the top of the year. While we haven’t spotted any evidence regarding group video calling just yet, the corporate has now started testing group voice calling on Android.
How to Use Telegram Group Voice Calling on Android
With the newest Telegram beta version 7.3.0, Telegram has added experimental support for group voice calling. To access the feature, open a group and tap on the group header to expand it. You will now see the list of group members, notification settings, and therefore the ability to rename the group. On this page, tap on the ellipsis (vertical three dots) icon present within the top right corner and choose ‘Start Voice chat’.
When you initiate a gaggle audio chat, a pop-up appears that urges you to verify the choice . Interestingly, there’s a checkbox that lets just admins talk. This way, participants who aren’t admins are going to be on a listen-only mode. This is a neat option and can certainly be convenient in large group chats. In addition, the choice to initiate calls is restricted to admins.
Once you’ve joined the decision , you’ll get on mute by default. You can either tap on the massive unmute button or hold the mic button to talk , very similar to how you send voice notes. When you’ve unmuted yourself, the blue mic button will turn green and can show visual animations once you speak. Take a glance at the feature in action below.