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Video Calls 2 and bunch new features for Telegram comes with major update

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Telegram is rolling out a major update that brings a number of new features including Group video call for up to 1000 viewers, video messages with high quality. The update also includes better playback speed and screen sharing with sound to all video calls and more.

So without further ado, let’s explore the new features.

Group Video Calls 2.0:

Telegram’s group video calls enable 30 users to broadcast video from both their camera and screen and now 1000 people can watch any live broadcast. However, the chat app maker promises to bring new features.

To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page (in the settings menu on Android) of any group where you are an admin – then turn your video on.

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Video Messages 2.0:

Video messages now have higher resolution and you can tap on a video message to expand it and take in all those extra pixels.

To record a video message, tap the microphone icon in the message bar to switch from voice message recording to video. Press and hold to record, then tap the camera icon to switch back.

Audio from your device will keep playing as you record so you can now sing along to your favorite songs or reply without pausing your podcast. Additionally, recording with your rear camera lets you pinch to zoom in and capture things at a distance or add a dramatic effect (eerie music not included).

New Playback speed option:

The Telegram media player now supports 0.5x, 1.5x, and 2x playback speeds as well as 0.2x speed.

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To change your video playback speed, tap on the three dots on the top right corner on Android. On iOS devices, when watching a video in fullscreen.

On Android, you can also press and hold the 2X button when playing voice or video messages to switch between 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, and 2x playback speed.

Timestamp Links:

Now users can now press and hold on a timestamp in a message to copy the link and share the moment in another chat.

Share screen with sound:

Users can now enable sound from the device on 1-on-1 calls when broadcasting in any video call.

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How to use screen sharing with sound?

To share your screen during a video call, tap the camera button and select your screen as the video source.

Auto Delete adds 1-month duration:

The auto-delete feature of Telegram has a duration of 1 day and 1 week but now the option also includes 1 month of the delete duration.

How to use the new 1-month auto delete duration?

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To enable the timer on Android, tap three dots on the top right corner > Clear History then choose a duration. On iOS, press and hold a message, tap Select > Clear Chat (top-left) > Enable Auto-Delete.

Passcode Animations:

The new passcode animations interface is interactive and the new animated background will also appear on the passcode lock screen.

Password recovery and reminders:

Telegram now has a new prompt in Settings to help you practice entering your Two-Step Verification password.

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If you forgot your password, there is a new password reset option that works even if you don’t have a recovery email — as long as you’re still logged into your account. The process will take 7 days and can be canceled from any of your devices.

New Message Sending animation for Android devices:

Text messages now have new lightweight animations, when you Send, your text transforms into the message bubble as it flies into the chat.

New Camera for iOS:

New Telegram in-App camera for iOS now uses all zoom levels on your device – including 0.5x and 2x if available. You can also press and hold to open a zoom wheel that lets you zoom in and out with granular control.

To use the in-app camera, tap the paper clip icon in the message bar and then tap the camera feed in the attachment menu.

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New animated emoji:

There are a number of new emojis that come with this update and bring refreshments for the Telegram users.

Scrolling profile pictures:

This is quite an interesting feature that lands with the latest Telegram update, Profile pictures now follow the messages as you scroll in group chats so you always know who sent each one, even in long chains.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Petal Maps 1.10.0.301 update adds route traffic, stops, preference and 40 voice navigation languages

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Huawei Petal Maps getting app version 1.10.0.301 update that adds new features get access traffic conditions of the whole route, scenario of the journey, and traffic conditions. More interestingly, you can add pre-planned stops to your route and set route preferences. Petal Maps 1.10.0.301 app update is available to download via AppGallery and you can also download it directly from our app page.

introduced last year, Petal Maps comes seen as a rival and replace of Google Maps in Huawei phones. Petal Maps expand over a large market and the company is still working to make it available in more countries. However, real-time public transport information is only available for 16 countries and regions.

The regular updates empowering the functionality of the Petal Map to provide an enhanced driving experience for the users. The recent Petal Maps 1.10.0.301 update does the same changes and further enhances the user experience. Therefore, we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible, to get check the latest features on your Huawei device.

Petal Maps August 2021 update

Let’s check the further details of the changelog:

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What’s new with this update: 

Instant Overview

This update adds an instant overview of the real-time traffic scenario around your route. When you enter your destination, it’ll allow you to take a look at the possible traffic jam even before you start your journey.

Commute Card

The commute card function will show duration, means, and traffic shaps along the path you are going to follow. It’ll provide great help on daily basis, mostly those, who are commuters will be benefited from this function.

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Multiple Stop Support

The multiple stop support app, as the same we use in Google Maps. Now, you don’t have to struggle in setting a new destination and can select your all stops at once at the very start for your travel to enjoy convenient driving.

More Navigation Language:

Voice Navigation is now supported in 40 languages.

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Petal Maps:

Huawei Petal Maps not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and add your favorites, but also displays real-time traffic conditions, events, and loads more.

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Petal Clip: Huawei’s video editing app with lots of new features

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With the launch of the Huawei P50 series, the company also unveiled a number of new software services including the latest video editing app – Petal Clip. This app allows you to edit and create videos right on your Huawei smartphone.

According to our inspection, the app is specially designed for HarmonyOS devices but It worked similarly on EMUI 11 devices. However, we cannot promise or claim that it’ll work well on your EMUI smartphone.

The Petal Clip app provides a wide range of video editing features, as well as massive special effects, stickers, sound effects, fonts, and other materials for video creation and editing enthusiasts, inspiring infinite creativity.

According to Huawei, the Petal Clip app can easily create fun and interesting videos on your phone.

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Petal Clip Hands-on:

Petal Clip App Workflow:

So, How Petal Clip app works? Let’s take a look at its workflow.

Aside from the Settings Menu, the Petal Clip comprises three tabs –

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  1. Edit
  2. Template
  3. Tutorial

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Edit:

The Edit has two sections – Create a new project and the second to edit an existing project.

Tap on “Get started” to import – Videos or Images. Here are the features you’ll see, while importing a file into Petal Clip editor.

  1. Preview the clip or image
  2. Select multiple files
  3. Crop video or photos

You can choose to import a video or image, by checking the “HD quality” option on the bottom left corner of the screen. There are also some options to sort out videos accordingly.

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Video Editor:

One thing to say, Petal Clip has one of the most powerful video editors. The video editor includes a lot of options with different kinds of preset settings.

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In short terms: The Editor has –

  1. Preview window
  2. Timeline
  3. Video length
  4. Undo/redo – Maximize
  5. Timestamp
  6. Music timeline – Add new track/remove/replace
  7. Various Editing options (Many)

Once edited, you can export the video in the range from 720P (HD) up to 4K. There’s also an option to select up to frame per second value. Furthermore, there’s also an option to export in Efficient video format to save video weight.

Templates:

As mentioned above, the app has a huge library of pre-built projects that you can use on the go. You can choose the app projects based on their shown information including time duration, layers, and total downloads by the users.

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Each template has a different style of transition, text effects as well as filters that you can choose according to your preference and may save a lot of time instead of creating a project from scratch.

Once selected, tap on “Start” and start importing. The rest of the interface works the same as the new project. You can edit any track as you like.

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Tutorials:

The app interface solely supports the Chinese language and if you don’t know about the language, then we don’t recommend you to dig into the Tutorial section.

Tutorial Petal Clip

Settings:

The settings menu includes several options:

  1. Add outro (switch) that enable an outro automatically in every of your project
  2. Clear cache of the app
  3. Check for updates (app update)
  4. About

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Global Launch:

Currently, the app only comes with Huawei P50 series devices and is available for Chinese consumers but you can download this app from the link given below.

Download Petal Clip app – HarmonyOS and EMUI 11 [Link]

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Huawei launched new AR app ‘Unseen’, create an AR world together

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Huawei has launched a new AR (Augmented Reality) application named ‘Unseen’ that allows users to create 3D objects on top of the parallel world. The company has currently started beta testing for this application and is available to test for all users.

This application offers various options and is highly interactive. It has various social capabilities that allow users to share their experiences with each other.

With the Unseen applications, you can do stuff like create AR Space, AR social interact, build a graffiti forest, experience AR games, and much more. Once you get into it, you’ll find it more productive.

The app allows users to experience the digital world offline. Furthermore, it also offers information enhancement, visual navigation, virtual interaction, and other interactive activities.

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Huawei Unseen AR App

The application has several options such as, say Hi, follow each other, share ideas, and more. It brings interactive, futuristic, emotional experiences and a 3D digital world to a virtual device.

Huawei’s AR application ‘Unseen’ comes with a tagline that says ‘Create an AR world together’. This slogan explains its interactive features. After the introduction window, users can pick their choice of Unseen avatar and begin creating their AR world of imagination.

Huawei Unseen AR App Avatars

Availability:

The Huawei Unseen AR is currently under beta testing in China and may have some bugs to be resolved. The company will soon release the stable version with improvements and more added innovative functionalities for many users.

Huawei claims its AR market to reach US$300 billion by 2025

Huawei is gradually making development in the field of AR, the company along with third-party analysts has predicted that its AR market will reach over US$300 billion by 2025.

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In the recent AR-focused event, the Huawei Carrier BG CMO Bob Cai delivered the keynote speech saying that the AR and 5G are expanding their market presence. Read more

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