Telegram Features Calls in Desktop App

The team behind Telegram messenger today released a new version of their Desktop app. The update brings voice calls to the Desktop app. This change was long awaited by Telegram users because they already got this feature in the mobile version of the app.
Telegram Calls UIThe appearance and user interface of calls in Telegram for Desktop is similar to its mobile counterpart. Version 1.1.0 comes with the following change log:

  • Telegram Calls are now available on desktops: secure, crystal-clear, constantly improved by artificial intelligence.
  • The new Emoji, Stickers, and Saved GIFs panel becomes a separate space on the right when Telegram is running in a wide enough window.
  • Manage blocked users list in your supergroups.
  • Chat admins can delete messages by other members.

Telegram 1.1.0 can be downloaded from its official web site . If you are an existing user of the app, it will be updated automatically. The voice calls feature is now available for all major platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

From all the modern messengers, Telegram has most lightweight Desktop app and nice features like history synced across all your devices, large file transfer (up to 2 GB), free stickers and a lot of other features often implemented better than in similar apps.

This release makes Telegram a competitor to the major market players like Skype, Viber or WhatsApp, which also have voice calls. Right from the start, even before WhatsApp added encryption, Telegram claims itself as a secure messenger, so its user base is formed from users who care about their privacy. Now, the user base of the app can grow thanks to this new invaluable feature.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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