Η application Telegram messaging plans to add a new service that will allow users to make group video calls with safety. The company said the service would be available to the public by 2020, adding that applications for group video calls currently available offer either security or usability, but the new service will combine both. The Telegram announced its plans shortly after it became known that its monthly active users doubled in two years, reaching 400 million, while last year its users amounted to 300 million. Telegram's statement that current group video calling services offer security or usability is an indirect hint at applications such as Zoom, for which many security scandals have been uncovered in recent months. Some argue that the application claims to offer end-to-end encryption are false and that the default settings confidentiality It made it easier for uninvited users to locate video calls.
However, the Telegram app has also received a lot of criticism regarding security issues, as end-to-end encryption is not enabled by default. The company predicts that at least 1,5 million new users will sign up for the service each day, noting that Telegram is the application with the most downloads in more than 20 countries. However, the number of its users cannot compete with the number of its users WhatsApp, which reached $ 2 billion in February.
In addition, Telegram released a collection of young people today features on its platform. Users can now add educational snippets to quizzes created in the app, and an additional 20.000 list is available. stickers. Finally, the company stated that for users MacOS even more features will be available on the messaging app platform. More information about the new services offered by the application is available at the official website Telegram blog.