Telegram desktop app videos turn green or red after 3.7.0 update


Telegram is one of the main instant messaging services available. It is gaining popularity year by year due to the many useful features it offers.

Beyond a simple classic messaging service, Telegram offers a complete multifunctional platform that allows the application to be used in different ways thanks to its support for bots.

For example, in addition to sending and receiving messages, Telegram lets you make video calls, create chat rooms (video and text), download all kinds of files and even run games, among many other features.

Telegram is available on virtually all platforms with internet and display support. You can access the service through a web browser, dedicated applications (mobile devices) and dedicated clients (desktop computer).

That said, there is a bug in the Telegram desktop app where videos turn green or red after the latest 3.7.0 update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Telegram desktop videos with green or red overlay after 3.7.0 update

According to multiple reports, the Telegram desktop app update 3.7.0 is causing a green or red overlay on videos during playback, with no apparent explanation.


Telegram desktop issue – videos turn green/red when playing. Win 7

After today’s latest update to Telegram 3.7 desktop version, when playing videos in Telegram, they turn green. Until this version, I had not noticed this problem.

Windows 7

Has anyone else noticed this?

nice update! although I have a few minor bugs to report. when you join a live stream on mobile and computer at the same time, one of them will automatically disconnect. should be the same as Google Meet. Nevertheless, the latest desktop update has a green overlay when playing videos.

The Telegram application for mobile devices does not seem to be affected by the bug in question.

Telegram team is aware, potential workaround

The Telegram team is already aware of the issue causing videos to have a red or green overlay in the desktop app since the last update.

After updating to version 3.7, when playing videos in Telegram, they turn broken and green. Sometimes videos may appear red.

This happens to all videos from any of the public channels. Video playback has this problem. The video turns green.

As a workaround, disable hardware accelerated video decoding option in Telegram Desktop advanced settings and then restart the application.

The company is currently working on a fix. However, there are no details yet on an estimated arrival date for its rollout.

Meanwhile, disabling the hardware accelerated video decoding option in the advanced client settings could be a potential workaround.

We’ll update this story once new details related to the case emerge.

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