Telegram Launch Video Call Service
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Cloud-based instant messaging app, Telegram has launched its video call service in response to the need for face-to-face communication as a result of the Covid -19 effect on the world.
The company made this known in a blogpost marking its seventh anniversary, since its inception in 2013 by two Rusian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov.
While explaining its new video call service, the company revealed that “all other video content on Telegram video calls support picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to scroll through chats and multitask, while maintaining eye contact. You can start a video call from your contact’s profile page, and switch video on or off at any time during voice calls”
It also described the process for starting a video call, adding that “video calls will receive more features, and improvements in future versions. The upcoming feature will allow the app to jump into the videoconferencing market, which has become more crucial as people stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The company, which has over 400 million active users, explained that it has never done any advertisement, and that every user has patronized the app based on recommendations from trusted friends.
The secure messaging app further explained that “video calls were protected with end-to-end encryption, with the security confirmed by matching emojis shown on-screen on both ends of the line. If they match, your call is 100 per cent secured by time-tested encryption also used in Telegram’s Secret Chats and Voice Calls,”
“Our apps for Android and iOS have reproductive builds, so anyone can verify encryption and confirm that their app uses the exact same open source code that we publish with each update”, the company further added.