Telegram Taking on Clubhouse by Removing Participant Limits on Voice Chats
The latest Telegram update brings major improvements to the Voice Chat feature that rolled out to users late last year.
According to a blog post, Telegram is pushing a major upgrade to its fledgling Voice Chats feature, making unlimited Voice Chats available to all users while simultaneously removing the limit on participants.
By far, the biggest change here — and the one that feels closest to taking on Clubhouse — is limitless users in voice chats. Telegram already allowed for thousands of participants to listen in on a call, but with today’s update, the app now supports “millions of live listeners” in both channels and public groups.
Once updated to the newest version, Channel admins will get the ability to start voice chats. Doing so is easy, as the admins will only have to open the profile of any group or channel, tap on the three-dot menu icon, and select the “Start Voice Chat” option.
The update is also bringing a new Recorded Chats feature that will let the Group and Channel admins record audio from voice chats and then publish them in the group/channel for members who were not present in the event. The Recorded Chats will be available in the Saved Messages.
The new update also brings an option that will let the admins share invite links to Voice Chats. This feature will let admins create separate links for speakers and listeners. Admins will also get the feature to get an option to add titles to Voice Chats, which will help members see the topic that is being discussed before joining the conversation.
Finally, the Telegram update also brings a new feature that will let users choose their personal account or channel account when they are joining the voice chats.
Read about all of the updates over at Telegram’s blog.