Telegram Messenger, the popular messaging app has added voice chat for groups, more storage options, new animations and more, in a new update.
“Any Telegram group can now become a voice chat room that is always on”,the app announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Voice Chats run in parallel to existing text and media-based communication, adding a live layer of ephemeral talk to the group. They can be used as virtual office spaces for teams or informal lounges for any community,” it said.
Telegram groups get a new dimension with Voice Chats – persistent conference calls that run in parallel to existing text chats. Voice Chats add a live layer of ephemeral talk to the group and can be used as informal lounges or virtual office spaces.https://t.co/08dyFMWok6 pic.twitter.com/13XcszUzob
— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) December 23, 2020
While voice chats are not group calls, they can achieve similar goals with flexibility.
In the groups where admins have created voice chat, thousands of participants can join the chat. However, admins can control the number of speakers with flexible admin tools.
The app also announced that users can send disappearing photos and videos in any one-on-one chat.
“They self-destruct after opening, leaving no trace of your confidential fruits or vegetables”.
Another update is that users on Android devices can move their Telegram app data from internal storage to SD card, allowing those with minimal storage to save more media and files
The app has also added improved photo editing techniques, sticker outlines and new animations for the users.
Telegram Messenger, founded by Russian Pavel Durov has more than 300 million users worldwide.
It competes with messaging apps like WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook.