Telegram has been one of the best alternatives for WhatsApp users and has seen a lot of users being added to the platform ever since the issue of WhatsApp privacy policies came into existence. However, this is not the only reason why Telegram is popular. The app has been trying to add more and more features to the apps, even at a faster rate than popular WhatsApp. Now, Telegram has updated the messenger and has introduced Voice Chats 2.0, with rich features for conducting live voice chat sessions in Channels for unlimited participants in a secured and seamless manner.
The feature was only available earlier for the Telegram Groups which was made available in December 2020. The new update also brings recordable voice chats, rich lists of participants, raise hand mechanics, invite links for speakers and listeners, and voice chat titles. In addition to this, public figures will now be able to join voice chats as their channels, and not necessarily with their personal accounts, maintaining their privacy. The channel admins and admins from the public group can host voice chats for millions of live listeners and can record live voice chats as well in form of audio files.
The recordings can be provided to people who have missed the live voice session later. It also provides a Raise Hands feature which allows listeners to speak in the session by virtually raising hands. It will alert the admin and they would be unmuted to speak. Admins can now also make separate links for speakers and listeners to join the session and celebrities can join voice chat using dedicated public channels. The features will be made available to both Android and iOS users.