Telegram will introduce group video calls in a few days

The restrictions due to the coronavirus showed the need for a reliable video communication tool, Durov noted. However, there are no secure and easy-to-use group video calling apps at the same time, he added.

Telegram plans to launch group video calls in 2020, said the creator of the messenger and the founder of the social network VKontakte Pavel Durov.

“The current global self-isolation has shown the need for a reliable video communication tool. Video calling in 2020 is very similar to messaging in 2013: existing applications are either safe or convenient, but do not have both of these qualities at once. We would like to fix this and will focus on ensuring secure group video calls in 2020, ”Durov wrote on the company’s blog.

According to him, during the year, the monthly audience of Telegram increased by 100 million people, to 400 million. Every day, at least 1.5 million new users are registered in the messenger: after people switched to a remote mode of work and training, Telegram became the most downloaded application in the category of social networks over than 20 countries, the report said.