How to have telegram video calls

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After waiting a little longer than expected, video calls have arrived on Telegram. The most popular alternative messaging app to WhatsApp finally offers the ability to make video calls between contacts.

Le Telegram video calls they are not very different from the style of the other platforms. However, they have the odd difference to WhatsApp video calling. In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about video calling paper plane messaging app.

Telegram for Android, one of the most used messaging apps.

Here's what Telegram video calls are like

Telegram has decided to add video calls to the application in 2020, the year in which this type of communication is in full swing. However, as they are still at an early stage of their implementation, they don't have all the features we might expect from them.

To begin with, the Telegram video calls only admit two people attending at the moment. Therefore, today it is not possible to carry out group video calls as it happens in WhatsApp.

You also need to remember that initially these video calls only work in the version of Telegram per Android. Sooner or later they will end up reaching the app version for iPhone, iPad, PC e Mac. On some of these platforms it is in fact possible to use video calls by downloading the beta version of the ap.

As for its operation and its interface, they are not very different aspects from those of WhatsApp video calls: when you start a video call, we will see the other person's image in full screen, and the buttons for will appear at the bottom change camera, turn on or off the picture or sound, or end the call.

A typical detail of Telegram video calls, which was already present in the voice calls of the application, are the emoji above, indicating that the video calling is totally safe if both members can see the same emoji. These are randomly generated from a collection of 333 emoticons.

How to already have Telegram video calls

In end of making a video call via telegram, you need to make sure you have version 7.0 of the installed application. This is the latest edition available on Google Play.

However, if you don't see an available update, you can follow our guide to download the latest version of Telegram on your mobile.

To make one Telegram video call using a PC, however, you will have to wait a little longer if you want to use the official version. However, there is always the option to use an Android emulator on your computer and install the messaging app, or follow our guide to using Android apps on your PC.

Here's how a Telegram video call starts

Now that you have the version 7.0 of Telegram with the video calling option active on your mobile, it's time to make your first video call.

First, you have to keep in mind that the two people who participate in the video call must have the latest version of Telegram installed. Also, it is not currently possible to make video calls using Telegram Web or Telegram Desktop; It's possible make video calls only on Android or on iOS and MacOS if the beta version of the app is installed.

That said, the procedure for making a video call on Telegram is as follows:

  1. Open Telegram and open the chat of the contact you want to video call.
  2. Tap their picture or profile name to access their contact information.
  3. If a video call is possible, the video camera icon will appear at the top next to the phone icon. Touch it.
  4. The video call will start. Now you just have to wait for the other person to accept.

That's all. According to early tests, the Telegram video calling operation is good, and it's a matter of time before the company enables this option on PCs and other devices. From then on, we are confident that Telegram will start rolling out new features like group video calls.

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