Telegram Messenger has brought a new feature called Voice Chats 2.0 with a new update. The new audio-centric feature takes Telegram’s existing voice chat feature to the next level and allows users to conduct live voice chat sessions with unlimited participants. The update comes after the growing popularity of audio discussion services like Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces.
Telegram’s new Voice Chats 2.0 feature will also come with the ability to record these live chats, along with other features like a participant list, hand raising, inviting links for speakers and listeners, and voice chat titles. The app will also allow public figures to join voice chats as their channels and not as their personal accounts.
Who can start and join Telegram live voice chats?
Channel and group managers who have updated to the latest version of the Telegram app can now host live voice chats. Administrators alone will also have the ability to record these live voice chats and send their invite links. Recorded audio files can be found later in the Saved Messages section. Administrators will also have control over allowing users in live voice chat to speak.
How to start a Telegram live voice chat?
Administrators can initiate Telegram voice chats by first heading to the respective group or channel. They can then touch (⋮) or (⋯) to open the menu and choose ‘Start voice chat’.
Other features of the new Telegram update
Telegram users can now also cancel the forwarding of a message or replace the recipient before it is sent. Users can now also listen to voice messages from where they left them before. This feature was only limited to long audio and video tracks before.
Swiping left on Telegram chats is now a customizable gesture for Android users. Users can choose from actions such as archive chats, pin, mute, delete, or mark them as read. On Telegram for iOS, these swipe actions are always available, depending on the way users do it.