Google is turning Gmail into a communications hub by adding voice calling to the app. In addition to the voice calls, Gmail already supports video calls through Google Meet within the Gmail app.
Facebook has added the option to make audio and video calls to Messenger's end-to-end encrypted secret conversation. The firm is now looking to allow secret conversations for group chats.
Google has announced Project Starline which aims to revolutionize your video calling experience by rendering realistic 3D models of participants in real-time to convey depth and volume.
Telegram was recently updated with a handful of upgrades across its apps, but the team is already working on another big addition for next month: voice chats will add support for video.
The W3C and the IETF have finally made WebRTC an official standard. WebRTC has been supported by popular web browsers since 2012 and enables peer-to-peer video and audio calls on the web.
Today, the team behind Telegram finally announced the introduction of one-on-one video calls in its Android app. However, iOS users need to wait a while longer due to Apple's review process.
Dating app Tinder has begun testing video call support between matches in a limited number of countries. The feature needs to be approved by users on a match-by-match basis to be usable.
The UK regulator, Ofcom, has revealed in a new report that Britons are spending more of their time online than ever before. It said the daily average usage was four hours and two minutes per day.
WhatsApp is officially rolling out the new participant limit of its video and voice calls today. The latest change allows up to eight people to join a group conversation, up from four previously.
Google has announced a group of new features that it has already begun rolling out on Google Duo. They include bigger group sizes, better video calls with AV1, and a new moments picture feature.
Ofcom has proposed some new rules which would see the end of handsets being sold locked to certain providers. The regulator has also suggested 999 video calls should be available for deaf people.