INTRO: One of the most popular and in-demand secure messaging app, Telegram, is rolling out a video-calling service on iOS. The feature is to surviveTelegram 6.3 Beta and maybe installed directly from the App Store using TestFlight.
Telegram Testing Video Call Feature For iOS Users
Do note that Telegram is yet to announce the rollout of the feature officially. However, multiple users on Twitter seem to suggest that the feature has gone sleep in the iOS beta app. There’s currently no word on when it will start rolling out on Android.
As mentioned, only iOS users can apparently access the video-calling feature for now.
To try it out, you initially got to access the ‘Debug’ menu within the Telegram app. You can open it by tapping the ‘Settings’ gear within the bottom navigation bar 10 times in quick succession. Thereafter, activate the ‘Experimental Feature’ toggle as shown within the GIF below. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see a replacement ‘Video Call’ button within every chat window in Telegram.
According to Twitter user @ave_katerina, the feature only works for two people for now and both will need to enable it using the aforementioned steps. This means users won’t ready to make group video calls just yet. However, as long as the feature itself is finally available on the app, it should be only a matter of your time before group-calling is additionally a part of the package.
❗️Video calls via #Telegram at this moment only work for two people with this Experimental Feature enabled.
— Рина Поличенкова (@ave_katerina) June 23, 2020
Telegram is one of the foremost popular secure messaging apps within the world with quite 400 million users. Generally speaking,its also among the foremost feature-packed, although, the shortage of a video-calling option was a sore point among users. That is something that the company is now seemingly trying to fix with the latest update. Let’s hope the corporate adds group-calling functionality into the combination sooner instead of later.