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Telegram Adds Group Video Calls.
Telegram Founder and CEO, Pavel Durov, has announced that a group video calling service will be added to his messaging platform this month.
He wrote “We will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls.”
According to his message, the new video tools will be on top of the group voice chats feature added last year. Screen sharing and encryption to noise cancellation and desktop and tablet support will be offered by the app.
Durov said Telegram’s group video calling service will include “everything you can expect from a modern video conferencing tool, but with Telegram-level UI, speed, and encryption.”
Durov’s announcement makes use of the word “encryption” repeatedly, which is the company’s security-focused policy. It should also be noted that the Telegram group video calls will be end-to-end encrypted.
It isn’t certain if the company will make use of the same MTProto encryption it uses for one-to-one video calls. It’s an encryption protocol that many cryptography experts aren’t sure of.
Durov has said that both group video calls and one-to-one video calls will be available on its web apps recently introduced.
He wrote “To make them (web apps) 100% complete in features, we are currently testing a functional version of web-based video calls internally, which will be added soon.”