The latest Telegram update has added an end-to-end encryption-based (AI) powered voice calls for users in Europe, though, this feature is not yet available globally, but rather it should be rolling out to users around the rest of the world where Telegram is available pretty soon. As Telegram has introduced voice calls in its latest update that bumps the app version to 3.18. Users of Telegram on their devices won’t be too long before Voice Calls is a feature that can get their hands on. Here are the details.
The instant messaging app says Telegram vice calls will be built-in upon the end-to-end encryption of its Secret Chats functionality. That being said, there is no explanation of how long ” very soon” is so if you use Telegram app it’s best play is just to keep an eye out for the update.
Like the messages portion of Telegram the all-new voice calls feature is built to offer a secure way to connect and talk to others. Security for the calls here was a big part of offering the feature to Telegram users, while it uses the same end-to-end encryption that you’ll find with the messages. Telegram also mentions that the voice calls are powered by AI to improve the call quality and has switched things up just a little bit by changing the way two users verify that the call is secure. Users will need to compare four emoji over the phone with their recipent, in order to make sure their call is 100% secure.
Instead of using the same key verification that is used for messages, the Telegram application simply verifies that calls are secure by showing a set of 4 emoji on scree, and if it matches for both parties on the call then the voice call is secure. With that said, Telegram using this method as an easy one for the verification process which is the reason for adding the improvement.
Voice calling with the Telegram app is first rolling out to European customers and will soon be available for the rest of the world. Well, it isn’t actualy all about security, though, Telegram also wanted voice calls to be fast and they wanted users to have a variety of granular control over the new feature, which is why made it so that calls will first try to connect two people on a call using a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection, and if they can’t reach a p2p then the call will fall back to a connection on the closest server. Controls, user is however, be able to configure who is able to call them through the app, and if they’d rather not receive calls from anyone they can simply turn calls off completely.
Telegram’s new voice calls are also powered by artificial intelligence that will learn from each call a user makes, analyzing things like network speed and ping times to help improve future calls so that they deliver even better quality than earlier. Once the feature rolls out to your device, Android users will definitely find the calls feature in the Telegram’s hamburger menu. Stay tuned for more!
Whenever possible, your calls will go over a peer-to-peer connection, using the best audio codecs to save traffic while providing crystal-clear quality. If a peer-to-peer connection can’t be established, Telegram will use the closest server to you to connect you with the person you’re calling in the fastest way possible, as Telegram said in a blog post
In addition to voice calls – Telegram has also added five additional compression options for videos which can be selected before sending a video. You can also preview how the recipient will see your sent video before you send it. Great.
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