Cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram is adding a group video calling feature on iOS, Android and desktop.

Users can now turn their group voice chats into video conference calls.

You have the option to pin someone’s video feed to your screen so that they stay front and centre even as new participants join the call.

Unsurprisingly, you can share your screen if you need to put on a presentation or want to show something off. Here, you have the option to share both your camera feed and screen at the same time.

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With today’s release, group video calls are limited to the first 30 people who join a voice chat, but that’s a number Telegram says will increase “soon” as it expands voice chats to support live events and other new features. You can take part in group video calls on your phone, as well as on tablets and computers.

On those latter devices, Telegram will take advantage of the additional screen real estate they offer to give you a better view of everything that’s occurring. Specifically, on tablets, you can open a side panel to see a split-screen view with both a grid of video participants and a list of everyone in the call.

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