Texting application, Telegram, has propelled a video call administration as a component of exercises denoting its seventh commemoration.
In a blogpost, the organization said the video include was included reaction to the requirement for up close and personal correspondence as the world goes virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 featured the requirement for vis-à-vis correspondence, and our alpha rendition of video calls is currently accessible on both Android and iOS.
“You can begin a video call from your contact’s profile page, and switch video on or off whenever during voice calls.
“Like all other video content on Telegram, video calls bolster picture-in-picture mode, permitting you to look through visits and perform various tasks, while keeping in touch,” the organization said.
It clarified that the video calls were ensured with start to finish encryption, with the security affirmed by coordinating emoticons appeared on-screen on the two stopping points.
“If they match, your call is 100 per cent secured by time-tested encryption also used in Telegram’s Secret Chats and Voice Calls,” it added.
The company disclosed that it was also working to add more features and improvements to the video call package, including group video calls in the coming months.
“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,” it added.
Newsmen report that Telegram was founded by two Russian brothers, Nikolai and Pavel Durov, in 2013 with its headquarters in London and operational centre in Dubai.
The company said it currently had no fewer than 400 million active users, from 100,000 as of October, 2013.
Telegram’s video feature is coming about four years after its rival, WhatsApp, launched the same app in 2016.