Yandex Enters Video Call/Meeting Market With Telemost

Yandex has developed a teleconference service called Telemost to compete with Zoom and Skype.

Described in the Russian media as a “Zoom killer”, it allows you to connect to chat rooms without registering, similar to Google Hangouts and Jitsi. At the moment, the service is classified as being under development but is functional for users.

The project is designed to work through modern browsers and does not require the user to install an application, or even register with the service.

The user can connect to the conference through Yandex.TeleMost via the generated link to it, which he needs to send to him by any means of communication – by e-mail, on a social network, or through a messenger.

Up to 35 people can participate in conversations, and there are no restrictions on the time of the conversation in this service.

The service also received support for the Google Chrome browser; in other programs, its operation is not yet guaranteed. In the future, users of other browsers will also be able to take advantage of it, but developers do not set specific deadlines.

So far, the list of Yandex.TeleMost features are basic video call features.

Users can share the screen with others, and also, if necessary, disconnect the camera and microphone both on the smartphone and on the mobile device. As the service develops, developers say, the number of its functions will increase.

Dan Taylor
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