After the introduction of audio rooms in Telegram, the famous messaging app plans to go a step further to match functions such as those offered by Clubhouse: Telegram version 7.7 now allows the scheduling of voice chats in channels. This makes it possible to anticipate communications and thus prepare listeners for the broadcast.
Telegram allows scheduling voice chats in channels, in beta for now
With the progressive importance of audio rooms, and with apps fighting to steal the share of popularity that Clubhouse has achieved, we will end up having audio rooms even in the phone app. As the ubiquity of this feature arrives, Telegram is rushing it into its apps, both mobile and desktop. One of the new features of the next stable version revolves precisely around voice chats. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to program them?
Telegram is finalizing version 7.7 of its application for all platforms. It is currently available for beta testing, both for Android and iOS. Not too many new features are visible, at least for the moment, but there is one that will be of great interest to channel administrators: the scheduling of voice chats.
Through voice chats or audio rooms Telegram, channel administrators can create their own ‘podcasts’ or audio broadcasts. Themed chats with or without participants; and listeners who will have the option to ask questions to the speakers. One of the notable advantages is that Telegram allows these voice chats to be recorded so they can be easily shared with any channel subscriber. And they can soon be scheduled.
By scheduling voice chats, administrators can easily set the time and date of conversations to create anticipation for the start of the event. To do this, simply start a new voice chat from the channel options, as before; only with version 7.7 Telegram has included the option to schedule events. Once the time and date have been set, the counter will remain fixed at the top of the chat. And members will be notified before the event so they can sign up.
To test the new voice chat settings, simply download the Android beta or sign up for the TestFlight program if you have an iPhone or iPad. Telegram version 7.7 is still in beta, but it won’t be long before it reaches all users in a stable form. Probably by the end of this week.