Since this is just the feature’s alpha version, the developer vowed to roll out improvements that would make it more robust in the future. Telegram’s goal is to introduce group video calls in the coming months, likely in an effort to provide an alternative to Zoom and its rivals.
If you’ll recall, the company took a not-so-subtle dig at the popular group video calling apps when it first announced its plans for the feature: “Video calls in 2020 are much like messaging in 2013. There are apps that are either secure or usable, but not both. We’d like to fix that,” it said. Unfortunately, it has yet to release more details about group video calling, including how many people will be able to participate.