After encrypted chats, Telegram messaging App now introduces end-to-end encrypted video calling for iPhone and Android smartphone users
Pavel Durov’s Telegram messaging App has been at the forefront of offering users cloud-based instant messaging, videotelephony, and voice over IP service. Up until now, it offered Telegram App users end-to-end encrypted chats but it has now gone a step further and announced that it will be offering end-to-end video calling.
The company announced the launch of encrypted video calling feature for both Android smartphone and iPhone that the company says is end-to-end encrypted, just like phone calls and text-based messages conducted over the chat platform.
The option to initiate a video call will appear in the contact’s profile page. The added benefit of having end-to-end encrypted video calling is that nobody, hackers, Telegram, or government agencies, will be able to spy on the users’ video calls.
All video calls are protected with end-to-end encryption. To confirm your connection, compare the four emoji shown on-screen for you and your chat partner – if they match, your call is 100% secured by time-tested encryption also used in Telegram’s Secret Chats and Voice Calls.
Telegram says that the video calling feature is still in the alpha stage so Telegram App users may encounter a few bugs and glitches while video calls. Telegram says that users can switch from audio to video and vice versa at any time during the call with a tap. The video calling feature also has a PiP (picture-in-picture) mode, which means users can read and respond to other messages while they are on a video call.
Telegram says that they are working on Telegram group video calls and the function should be available to users in a few months.