Telegram is one of the free-to-use open-source cross-platform chat messaging applications or services that offers end-to-end encryption voice calling, video calling, sending or receiving files, group chats, individual chat messages, and more. After the privacy issues with the WhatsApp policy, plenty of privacy-focused users shifted to not only Signal but also to Telegram. Now, the latest Telegram 8.0 update brings a live streaming feature with no restrictions to the number of people who can watch the live stream.
Although Telegram 7.9 patch update has included plenty of features and improvements quite recently, this time developers have come up with the latest v8.0 update that seriously competing ahead of WhatsApp in almost every segment. So, with the Telegram 8.0 version, channel owners can perform live streams to an unlimited number of people.
Telegram 8.0 update removes restrictions for how many people watch your live stream
It may not seem smooth enough as of now because the overload of the live streaming with a huge number of active viewers on the Telegram channel may cause several server glitches or downtime. But the feature is top notch for such a chat messaging application with its wide userbase across the globe.
The latest update also brings a couple of new features or benefits such as the seamless transition between channels using gestures, browse and download ‘trending’ sticker packs, improved forward message option, unread comment counters on channels, a new pack of animated emojis, and choosing a sticker prompt that will appear under the contact name whenever the sender browses sticker packs to send one.
You can grab the latest Telegram 8.0 update directly from this Google Play Store link for your Android device and iOS/iPadOS users can install the update from this Apple App Store link. While Windows and macOS users (Telegram web client) should also receive the latest update.
You can easily use the live streaming feature by following the steps below:
- Android users: open the Channel Profile > tap on three dots icon menu > Start Live Stream.
- iOS users: open the Channel Profile > Live Stream.
- Desktop users: tap on the chat icon in the top bar of the Channel.
- macOS users: tap on the three dots icon in the top bar of the Channel > Live Stream.