From Telegram to Google to Facebook messaging applications, the giants have been occupied in harnessing more users by enhancing user experience of free messaging via internet connectivity.

Recently, Telegram has  become one of the best messaging applications with its latest updates and two solid upgrades. Alongside the overdue arrival of video calling, Telegram is also supporting Android 11’s best messaging feature.

Telegram has confirmed that video calling is now available in alpha to all users on Android and iOS. The video calling feature works through a user’s contact page and every call is protected by end-to-end encryption. To verify that encryption, Telegram uses a string of four random emoji on each caller’s display. If they match, the call is fully secure.

For now, Telegram’s video calling isn’t fully finished. It only works on mobile apps and only supports two-person calls at the moment. “In the coming months,” group calls will be added to the app.

Social media giant Facebook was also in news in recent days with its integration with messenger chats and Instagram direct messages. Once the app is updated, DM icon in the top right of Instagram is replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo. Chats on Instagram are indeed more colorful than before, with the sender’s messages shifting between blue and purple as you scroll. However, at least for right now, it’s still not possible to message Facebook users from Instagram.

As per The Verge report, the update comes with a list of new features like chats are more colourful and the sender’s message turning Blue and Purple as one scrolls through the chat. However, one is still not able to message Facebook friends from Instagram.

Google said on Wednesday that  it has expanded its jobs app, called Kormo Jobs, to India as the search giant looks to offer a helping hand to millions looking for entry-level roles and further displace Microsoft’s LinkedIn relevance in the world’s second largest internet market.

Bickey Russell, regional manager and operations lead at Kormo Jobs, said the company will continue to invest in bringing new features and jobs to the app in the future.

“In the wake of the pandemic, the jobs landscape stands altered, with demand shifting to new services that require different sets of skills and experience. Businesses of all sizes face the challenges of the new normal, while job seekers are having to adapt to this shift quickly,” wrote Russell in a blog.

“We are heartened to be able to play a helpful role in facilitating connections to impact lives for the better, including introducing important features like remote interviewing earlier this year to ensure social distancing,” he added.