One of the selling points of Zoom was that it could support a large number of users at any one time. This made it useful for companies to host meetings while their employees worked from home, or for schools to host classes and conferences that would typically have 50 or more students at a time.
However, it appears that Telegram wants to challenge Zoom on that front. The company has announced an update to its platform where it appears that Telegram group video calling can now support up to 1,000 users at a time! This is a lot of people, but it should be noted that this is only for people who are tuning in.
This doesn’t mean there will be 1,000 people with their cameras and microphones on, but 1,000 who can tune in to a group video call, so in a way it’s as if Telegram is hosting a live broadcast rather than a massive video conference. According to Telegram, 1,000 is just the beginning, as the company plans to eventually expand this number “until all humans on Earth can join a group call,” although we are not sure if that is their true intention or just hyperbole of marketing.
There are many other new features, changes, and fixes in the new update, so make sure you have the latest version downloaded.
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