Telegram isn’t just about the big group chats and bots. Telegram also has a great voice and video calling feature. Here’s how to make voice and video calls on Telegram.
Although the chat messages are encrypted only on the server side, voice and video calls in Telegram are end-to-end encrypted.
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Currently, Telegram only supports voice and video calls in one-to-one conversations. It has a separate Voice Chat feature where anyone in the Telegram group can drop by and talk. In this article, we will focus on making voice and video calls in private conversations.
Make voice or video calls in Telegram on Android
You can quickly make an audio or video call in Telegram using the menu option. To start, open the Telegram app and select the contact you want to call.
Here, tap on the three dot menu icon in the top right corner.
From the menu, choose the option “Call” to start an audio call or the option “Video call” to start a video call.
You can also switch to a video call after making a voice call. To do this, just tap on the “Start Video” button.
When you are done with the call, tap the red “End call” button to end the call.
Make voice or video calls on Telegram for iPhone
You can make voice and video calls from the contact’s profile. To start, open the Telegram app and choose the contact you want to call.
Here, tap the contact’s name at the top of the screen.
You can choose the “Call” option if you want to make a voice call or the “Video” option if you want to make a video call.
You can turn a voice call into a video call by tapping the “Camera” button.
In the pop-up message, tap the “Switch” button.
To end the call, tap the red “End” button.
Make voice or video calls in Telegram for desktop
Telegram’s desktop app handles calls in a different way. Instead of directly initiating a video call, you need to make a voice call first. From there, you can switch to the video call by turning on the camera.
To get started, open the Telegram Desktop app on your computer and navigate to the conversation you want to start a conversation with.
Click the phone icon in the top right corner of the screen to start the call.
Once the call is answered, you can select the “Camera” button to turn on your camera and switch to a video call.
To end the call, click on the “Decline” button.
If video calling isn’t your thing, you can also use Telegram to send disappearing photos and videos.
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