How to make Telegram video calls

August 9, 2021

Telegram video calls besides being fast and secure are end-to-end encrypted. This makes the chat platform a preferred choice for face-to-face communication. It also supports picture-in-picture mode which lets you scroll through chats and multitask at the same time. Users on Telegram’s iOS app can try their hands on this Video Calls Support feature.

How to enable Telegram video calls support for iOS app?

You can start making Telegram video calls from your contact's profile page, and switch video on or off at any time during voice calls.

  1. Launch the Telegram iOS app.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab.
  3. Select a contact.
  4. Tap the Contact’s profile picture.
  5. Choose the Video option.
  6. Start your video call.
  7. Tap Close button to end the call.

Telegram video calls make it easier for you to enjoy a little one-on-one interaction with your closest ones, whether they're in the other room or on another continent.

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How to activate Telegram video call?

Launch the Telegram app on your device.

Switch to the Contacts tab, visible at the bottom of the app screen.

Select Telegram Contact
Select Telegram Contact

Select a contact from the list and tap to open it.

Profile Icon
Profile Icon

Next, tap the Profile icon of the contact to display the video call option.

Video Call Icon
Video Call Icon

When seen (as a video camera icon), tap the icon to start your video call.

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End Telegram Video Call
End Telegram Video Call

When done, tap the End button to end the call.

Telegram video call safe or not?

Telegram Safe Video Call
Telegram Safe Video Call

Telegram app is focused on secure messaging and has over 400M users. It has never advertised and every user that has come to the app is because of a recommendation from someone they trust. All its calls are end-to-end encrypted, making your communication safe and completely private. So, the app is safe to use. You can confirm this by comparing the four emoji shown on-screen for you and your chat partner. If they match, your call is 100% secured by time-tested encryption also used in Telegram's Secret Chats and Voice Calls.

Telegram video call limit

The new update to the Telegram app, allows up to 1000 people to connect via a video call. It’s named as Group Video Calls 2.0. and enables 30 people to broadcast video from both their camera and screens. The rest (70) can participate in the video calling session. This limit might change as we are speaking.

Telegram video call not showing

Check Telegram app permissions. Go to the Settings app from your Home screen.

Tap Privacy > Camera.

Allow Camera Access
Allow Camera Access

Under Camera screen, scroll down to Telegram app and check if the camera access has been enabled. If not, allow access.

That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!

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