Aug 14, 2020 App News
The social media in the current day and age is heavily dominated by the likes of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Snapchat. The quality and stability that has been provided by these social media giants has allowed little to no room for other companies to penetrate the market in the app stores. However, one such app has been successful in making a mark for itself in the social media game, and that is Telegram.
Telegram has made a huge name for itself, and has been able to accumulate over 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store itself - something that isn’t an easy feat to achieve. The app’s popularity is mainly due to how feature-rich it is, and the functionality it provides to its users on the platform. However, for quite some time, it lacked a major messaging feature that has been on every other big-name social app - and that’s video calling.
Video calling is one of the most important features in a social media app, as it gives the closest encounter you could have with your friends and family as an alternative to meeting in real life. Telegram finally realized that as well, and now the feature is available in a beta version that’s rolled out for public use currently. If you download the v7.0.0 beta version for Telegram on either the App Store or Google Play Store, you’ll get the feature for yourself too, and can call other contacts who also have the same beta version on their devices.
I forgot to specify "BETA" lol— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) August 11, 2020
I'm using #Telegram beta v7.0.0. (2052)
All you need to do is go to your chat with a certain contact, and then click on the three dots in the top right. Once that’s done, just tap on the video call feature, and voila, you’re good to go! Telegram itself hasn’t really confirmed or said anything about the video call feature coming to their app in the near future, but this beta version update should serve as a piece of evidence as to what’s to come in the upcoming Telegram update.
Telegram has also been optimizing its app for Android 11’s bubble feature, as we should expect to get it very soon when Android 11’s stable version rolls out. All you need to do is enable the debug option in your Android 11 Beta to get Telegram working with Android’s new bubble notifications.