Microsoft Teams, with a brand new interface featuring advanced capabilities such as real-time screen sharing, background selection, auto-zoom on the speaker and encrypted calls (Encrypted) for security purposes. These are capabilities that are usually found in business tools, and not in applications such as WhatsApp, Messengar or Signal.
The new video calling service will run on all the different platforms for which a telegram application is available, including mobile devices, a personal computer, and also directly through the browser. The service is expected to officially launch in May. It’s still unclear whether all of Telegram’s video capabilities will be free – since most if not all competitors in this category charge a fee, at least for business use. Telegram has previously stated that it would be interested in making its services profitable, and does not rule out the possibility of displaying advertisements or paying for certain features.
This announcement by Telegram joins another significant update that the app recently received. This update included a new payment system for users, pre-scheduling of multi-participant voice calls (as a response to the popularity of the Clubhouse app), an improved display of photos and videos sent between users, and a new, modern browser version that allows most Telegram features to be installed without installation The software included, both on PCs and smartphones and tablets.