Video chat has been around for the better part of forever, but it really came into its own over the course of the past year. With the surge in popularity, a whole host of new players have been coming out of the woodwork, many adding video-chat support to their existing apps. Earlier this month we checked out Telegram’s effort when it first came to beta users, and now group video chats are finally going live for everyone with the public release of Telegram 7.8 Group video calls.
Anyone engaging in a group voice chat can now start a video broadcast or share their screen.
Just tap the overflow (⋮) button while in the group and you’ll find the option to either start recording or screen sharing. You can use these features in any group, but only the first 30 users will be able to get video for now — the rest will be stuck on audio.
As for the screen sharing, you have the option to just share the screen itself, or to also do so alongside your video feed on Telegram 7.8