Telegram has launched group voice chats which can be a bit like Discord rooms. Users can take part in always-on, group voice chats whereas they concurrently do different issues on the app. As per the corporate, the brand new replace will enable any Telegram group to turn out to be a voice chat room. Telegram says that though Voice Chats will not be group calls, “they can achieve similar goals”. Voice chats at the moment are a part of current textual content chats, and function as a persistent choice to talk dwell with mates or household. It additionally provides them the liberty to drop in and drop out of a bunch voice chat as they please, identical to in Discord.
As per a blog post by the Telegram staff, since Voice Chats run in parallel to texting, it basically provides one other “layer of ephemeral talk to the group”. It implies that after becoming a member of a voice chat, customers can browse conversations, ship texts and media like they typically do on the Telegram app, whereas staying related to the voice chat. They can mute/ unmute the dialog by way of the microphone controls on the display screen.
For instance, when you have joined a bunch voice chat in your workplace and also you hear that somebody is taking a break to get lunch, you possibly can shortly soar in to request that individual to convey some for you as effectively.
Telegram says that that is the 12th replace to the app in 2020.
Voice Chats options
Just like with Discord, one other app that enables group voice chats, any group on Telegram can now turn out to be an always-on voice chat room. The firm says that Voice Chats will not be group calls, nevertheless, they’ll obtain comparable targets. The teams which have energetic voice chats have a bar on the prime that enables the members to know who’s talking in the meanwhile. There are on-screen microphone controls that enable customers to shortly mute/ unmute or finish conversations.
Telegram customers on Android may have a system-wide floating widget that exhibits microphone controls and who’s at present speaking even when the Telegram app is operating within the background. There’s additionally a menu that enables members in a bunch voice chat to ask extra folks. As per the corporate, Voice Chats can accommodate “a few thousand participants”. To begin a voice chat admins can open any group and faucet (⋯) or (⋮) > Start Voice Chat.
The new group voice chat function shall be out there on the Telegram app for Android and iOS, and likewise on Telegram Desktop and the native macOS app.
Apart from the brand new group voice chat function, Telegram has additionally bought different additions and enhancements. Android customers can now transfer their app knowledge from inside storage to exterior SD playing cards. The Android model has been up to date with new animations for message button, chat folders, amongst others. As per the corporate, animated stickers on Telegram ship 180 body animations with infinite decision in lower than 50 KB, permitting them to load sooner than earlier than.
Android customers on Telegram can now additionally edit a photograph, and iOS customers can faucet the pen button to shortly edit and ship again a photograph they’ve obtained. iOS customers may also allow Siri to learn incoming messages aloud of their headphones. Additionally, to assist determine potential new options and find bugs throughout the app, Telegram has additionally launched a public Bug and Suggestion Platform.
Telegram shall be rolling out this replace regularly to permit customers to counsel new options and report bugs.
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