Voice Chats 2.0 also enables Group and Channel admins to record audio from voice chats and share it with participants who were unable to attend the live event
Telegram, the popular instant messaging app, has added a new update called Voice Chats 2.0, which expands Voice Chat support to Channels and adds a few new features to enhance the Voice Chat experience on Telegram. The new Telegram Voice Chat features were discovered earlier this month in a beta update.
The features are now available in the most recent stable Telegram update. Channel administrators now have the ability to host voice chats with Voice Chats 2.0. To use it, admins must first open any group or channel, then tap the three-dot menu icon, then pick “Start Voice Chat” from the drop-down menu.
Voice Chats 2.0 also enables Group and Channel admins to record audio from voice chats and share it with participants who were unable to attend the live event. Saved Messages is where the stored chats are saved. In addition, a new Raise Hand feature will make it easier for muted participants to signal that they want to talk.
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When a participant uses the raise hand option, the admins will see a new animation. When you tap on the Raise Hand animation, a pop-up window will appear, giving you the option to allow the participant to talk, open chat, or delete them. There’s also the option of sharing Voice Chat invite links. Administrators may use this setting to create different connections for speakers and listeners.
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Admins can also add titles to Voice Chats so that participants can see the subject of discussion before entering.
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Users can now select whether they want to enter a Voice Chat via their personal account or through a channel account, thanks to the new update. Apart from the changes to Voice Chats, Telegram is getting a lot of new features with the current update, including the ability to cancel a forwarded message before sending it, as well as the ability to resume playback from where a user left off while listening to long voice messages. Finally, Android users will be able to use the “Swipe Left” feature. When you swipe left on a contact, you’ll see options like archiving, pinning, muting, deleting, marking as read, and so on.