New Delhi: In a recent update, Telegram Messenger on Saturday introduced Voice Chats 2.0 with rich features to conduct live voice chat sessions in channels for an unlimited number of participants.
This feature previously only existed for Telegram groups launched in December 2020.
“This update also brings recordable voice chats, rich lists of participants, hand-raising mechanisms, invite links for speakers and listeners, voice chat titles. public will now be able to join voice chats as channels, and not necessarily with their personal accounts preserving their privacy,” the company said in a statement.
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Channel and public group admins can now host voice chats for millions of live listeners.
To start a voice chat, open the profile of any group or channel where you are an admin, tap (?) or (?) and select start voice chat.
Admins can record live voice chat sessions, and the audio file will automatically save to their “Recorded Messages” window right after the session.
In a live chat session where participants are muted, listeners can alert administrators if they want to talk by raising their hand. To make it easy for administrators to recognize the credentials of a particular participant, their biography is now visible to them, where subject matter expertise can be mentioned.
Admins of groups and public channels can now create invite links that open voice chat immediately on click. In addition to this, separate links can be created for speakers and listeners.
Additionally, celebrities can join a voice chat with the name of their dedicated public channel on Telegram instead of their personal accounts.
Users can now also unforward a message or replace the recipient before it is sent.