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