Telegram to penetrate the zoom area

Zoom is one of the few companies that didn’t see the 2020 crisis. While few people knew about its video conferencing service before the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become hugely popular for both business meetings and distance learning and calling between friends.

In any case, Zoom’s competitors such as Microsoft Teams or Google Meet responded quickly with new functions. In addition, new competitors were created, for example Facebook Messenger Rooms.

In addition, thanks to a feature of the group’s video calling, Telegram could soon invade Zoom’s territory as well. This is a feature that mail service users have been waiting for a long time. And in a recent post, Pavel Durov, the head of Telegram, announced that it will arrive in May.

“Speaking of video calling, we will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calling. Screen sharing, encryption, noise reduction, desktop and tablet support – everything you can expect from a modern video conferencing tool, but with the speed, user interface and encryption of Telegram. Stay tuned ! “We can read in this publication.

This feature allows Telegram to compete with group calls from WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, as well as video conferencing services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. And as with the other features, Telegram will likely come up with its privacy policy as well as encryption.

Telegtram: a surge in popularity at the beginning of the year

This announcement comes when Telegram took advantage of a bad buzz from WhatsApp earlier in the year that allowed it to increase the number of its users. As a reminder, WhatsApp had planned a change in the terms of use, which displeased many internet users who decided to turn to alternatives such as Telegram and Signal.

In January, Telegram was the most downloaded app in the world, according to Sensor Tower. And that growth has allowed the app to surpass the symbolic bar of 500 million users.

But this growth also forces Telegram to find sources of income. “We’re not going to sell the business like the founders of WhatsApp. The world needs Independent Telegram as a place where users are respected and high quality services are provided. Telegram must continue to serve as an example to the world of a tech company striving for perfection and integrity. And as the sad examples of our predecessors show, this is impossible when you become a member of a society, ”said Pavel Durov at the end of 2020.

Currently, advertising is one of the options the company is researching. However, advertising monetization must be done without compromising user-to-user communications encryption or the company’s privacy policy.

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