Telegram’s group video calls will finally launch in May

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeTelegram CEO Pavel Durov announced today that the iOS version of Telegram will be updated to support group video calls in May (via Yahoo Finance). The company originally planned to add the video call feature to its messaging service at some point in 2020, but the feature never materialized. Telegram did at least make it into the new year with one video call addition: end-to-end encrypted one-on-one video calls were added in August 2020.
Durov’s announcement of the new launch date was shared — naturally — in his personal Telegram channel. He writes that group video calls will have:
Screen sharing, encryption, noise-cancelling, desktop and tablet support — everything you can expect from a modern video conferencing tool, but with…

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