Since 2013, Telegram has expanded the definition of group chats by adding features, such as: responses, mentions with smart notifications, advanced polls, management tools, and group statistics, while allowing hundreds of thousands of members within each group.
Any Telegram group can now act as an always-on voice chat room.
Voice chats work in parallel with text and media based communications, adding a new layer of temporary conversations to the group, and they can also be used as virtual office spaces for teams.
Although voice chats are not group calls, they can achieve similar goals and provide flexibility.
Groups with active voice chats have a special bar at the top that shows who is talking at the moment and how loud they are, and this can help you pick the right moment to join.
After joining the voice chat, you can freely navigate within the app, browse conversations and send messages.
You stay connected to the conversation and microphone controls remain across the screen, so you can quickly mute and redo your voice at any time.
If you are on Android, you can enjoy the full voice chat experience by using the floating UI widgets at the system level, which show microphone controls and who is currently speaking, even when Telegram is in the background.
You can chat with anyone who is online or invite more people, and voice chats accommodate a few thousand participants, which means that they can be used for everything, such as consulting family members while shopping.
Voice chats feature animations, and Telegram hopes this feature will change the way people collaborate and stay in touch.
The platform is working on improving it in the coming weeks, listening to your notes, improving noise cancellation, and adding more features, such as video and screen sharing.
The platform explained that it has improved the animated posters to achieve efficiency and provide smooth animation at a rate of 180 frames in infinite resolution at a size of less than 50 KB.
Users across Android devices can now transfer the Telegram application data from their internal storage to their SD card, allowing those with the minimum storage to save more media and files.