In this tutorial I will explain how to make a Telegram group voice call on Android (voice call group). In April this year when Telegram reached more than 400 million monthly users, the company hinted at its plans to introduce group video calls by the end of the year.
If you are interested in trying out group voice chat on Telegram, you can download the latest version from Microsoft’s App Center. While we haven’t seen any sign of testing regarding group video calls, the company has now started testing group voice calls on Android (voice call group).
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How to Make Telegram Group Voice Calls on Android
With the latest Telegram beta version 7.3.0, Telegram has added experimental support for group voice call. To access this feature, open group and tap on group header to expand it. Now you will see the list of group members, notification settings, and the ability to rename the group. On this page, tap the ellipsis icon (three vertical dots) which is in the upper right corner and select ‘Start Voice chat‘.
When you start a group audio chat, a pop-up appears asking you to confirm the selection. Interestingly, there is a checkbox that allows admins to speak. This way, non-admin participants will be in listen-only mode. This is a neat option and will definitely be comfortable in large group chats. Also, the option to initiate a call is restricted to admins.
Once you join the call, it will be muted by default. You can tap the Unmute button or hold down the microphone button to speak, much like the way you send a voice note. When you activate yourself, the blue microphone button will turn green and it will display a visual animation while you are speaking as shown below.
Telegram group voice calls are on par with other messaging apps. I didn’t notice any significant latency when I made a few calls with it. However, the process for initiating a group call is a bit complicated at the moment. Before the feature goes to the stable version, it would be easier if Telegram added a call button right on the group home page.
Keep in mind that this beta version will run side by side with the stable version. Hence, you can try this feature while staying on Telegram’s stable channel.
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