The only thing keeping us from experiencing true isolation is technology. We might consider this to be the worse time of our lives as social beings. But is it? If this is what you consider to be real isolation, make this exercise: close your smartphone, computer, tablet, anything gadget that keeps you connected to the rest of the world. Don’t text, don’t talk over the phone, don’t engage in video calls, and you’ll see what real isolation feels like.
We depend on applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Skype, and the list can go on, to continue to be connected, to build our relationships with people out there.
On a personal level, professional, or recreational, we need our applications to fill an important place. They help us continue to feel like social beings. Our psychological comfort depends on the technological comfort the companies owning those apps take care of to give to their users.
Telegram Plans Adding A Secure Group Video Call Function
The companies are working on improving their group video and audio calling applications. Google Duo increased the number of participants in a video call to 12. WhatsApp did the same, and now 8 participants can engage in the same group call.
Telegram doesn’t offer its users the option of group video calling. Yet. They’ve announced they will do so later this year. But why the delay?
Telegram has reached 400 million users per month. The number increased by 100 million since last year. Even without the group video calling feature, every day, 1.5 million new users sign up for Telegram.
Telegram appears to be working on a different type of group video call that is both usable and secure. Every other group video call app is only one, either usable or secure. “We’d like to fix that, and we will focus on bringing you secure group video calls in 2020,” announced Telegram in a blog post.