Telegram has finally launched support for voice calls. The news comes off an official blog post on their website which confirms the launch. The feature is currently available for users in the Western Europe and will be made available for all other users in the other parts of the world in the coming days.
It was recently reported by Briffly that Telegram has been long holding this update because of a pending approval from Apple for the iOS version.
Now that the feature is available for iOS and Android, Telegram states that users can start making clear, secure and easy calls right away.
Telegram claims that the call feature performs supremely better over the same offered by it’s competitions. Telegram claims that the voice calls will be clear and consume low data, while making sure that the voice quality is not compromised at this rate.
Preferably, for the users’ advantage, Telegram allows users to block/allow calls from certain/all/their contacts. This would look similar to controlling the status messages on WhatsApp.
Interestingly, Telegram implements neural network tech here. This enables the Telegram app to constantly analyze the call patterns and logs all the data. Based on the information captured, Telegram app will keep improving your future calls. Your calls are never read though, says the 100 million users company.
Similar to the encryption standards used in Telegram secret chats, the app will be doing the same for voice calls too, only that this will be an improved version. Instead of verification with QR-based encryption keys, users can verify the security of the voice calls between user 1 and user 2 by comparing the four emoji shown on the screen. If all the emoji on both the phones are same, the call’s all secure.
[caption id=“attachment_974” align=“aligncenter” width=“750”] Image credits: Telegram blog[/caption]
In a recent Twitter conversation, Telegram confirmed that this feature will be available for the desktop apps too in the coming days. This way, the app continues to remain as a universally easy and fast IM, and is one of the top reasons why this is my personal favorite. Via.