VKontakte has launched unlimited mass video calls: you can participate without registration

A maximum of 128 people can participate in a call, the call is not limited in time, noted on the social network. Service

supports screen sharing, you can switch to the grid with all the interlocutors and pin any of them to the main screen.

Everyone in the conversation has access to screen sharing,as well as the ability to "raise your hand" so that the floor is passed on to him. The service will warn you if the user has a bad Internet connection or if he starts talking, forgetting to turn on the microphone. Another advantage of the service is an incoming call. It will eliminate the need to search and send a link with an invitation to a meeting or separately call late participants.

The service supports chat: correspondence and files transferred during the call are saved after the call ends. The service also has virtual AR backgrounds, which are available when making a video call in the VKontakte mobile application. The technology is used the same as in "Klips", the company said.

At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the numbercalls to VKontakte increased by 45% compared to the same period last year. Therefore, we focused on the development of conference calling. VKontakte video calls will help companies and educational institutions maintain social distance and effectively conduct lectures, conferences, meetings, presentations.

Marina Krasnova, product director of VKontakte:

The service is based on our own developmentscompanies: server conferencing technology and adaptive technology to ensure better communication quality - with an increase in the number of interlocutors, it automatically changes the P2P connection to a group conference. Among the technological innovations is the real-time algorithm, which reduces the load on the user's device and network without losing the quality of sound and video.

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