How To Start A Group Video Call On Telegram

Do you want a quick call with your friends, workmates, or family members on Telegram? Do you want to use the video feed during your call? If so, you can start a video chat on one of your groups on the app. Follow our step-by-step guide below, and we’ll show you everything you need to know about starting a video call on Telegram.


In Telegram, users can create group chats with their friends and contacts on the app. Aside from sending messages and sharing media files, you can also start group video chats to talk with other members of the conversation.

For now, the video feature on group calls is only available for the first 30 members who joined the call. Hopefully, we’ll see an increase in this limitation in future updates of the app.

Here’s our guide about using the video chat feature on Telegram.

How to start a group video chat on Telegram

If you want to talk with your friends, family, or workmates on Telegram, you can start a video chat on one of your groups. In this way, there’s no need to use other apps as you can meet online from a group chat.

You can use the group video chat feature whether you’re using the Telegram mobile or desktop app. We’ll cover all the steps you need to know in our quick and easy tutorials below.

On your phone:

  1. Open Telegram on your device and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to one of your group chats and tap its name on the conversation header.

  3. Tap the three dots icon on the top right corner and select the “Start Video Chat” option on the menu.

  4. Select the Start Video Chat option at the bottom.

Before starting your first video chat, you can choose whether to display it as your personal account or channel. After starting your first video chat on the group, you’ll find the shortcut to start another one on the group information page.

On your computer:

  1. Launch the Telegram desktop app and link your account.
  2. Open one of your group chats where you want to host a video chat.
  3. Click the video chat icon on the conversation header and select the “Start video chat” option on the menu.

That’s how you start a group video chat on Telegram. As the host, you can always end the call for everyone whenever you want as you leave the call.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to start a group video chat on Telegram, you can now talk to your friends, family, and contacts on the app much easier. Always remember that the video feature during the call is only available to the first 30 users that join it.

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