Telegram today officially announced the launch of Voice Call feature, a feature that most of the competing services, especially WattsUp, which are still the most widely used around the world.
The company said in a publication on its blog: “Telegram calls arrived: safe, high purity, which is developed immediately artificial intelligence.”
Telegram added that the call feature will initially arrive from today to users in Western Europe, while users from other regions will receive calls in the coming days.
In addition to voice calls, Telegram said today’s update comes in a new way to compress videos. “Choose from 5 video compression options and review quality before sending”. All in-app icons are redesigned to appear better on large screens.
The company said voice calls are based on encryption technology for secret chats. It also uses Telegram’s “confirmation key” in 2013 to prevent interception and penetration of messages, but in case of calls It consists of four emoticons that appear at the sender and receiver.
The company said that its voice calls use the best voice codecs to save Internet data while providing high quality, and if the power is not sufficient, the company will connect the user to the nearest server, will take advantage of the company’s infrastructure and spread around the world, which used to speed up text messages to facilitate calls .
“Every time you make a voice call via Telegram, a neural network learns from the user’s technical information such as network speed, packet loss rate, etc., to improve the quality of the call,” the company said. Which are conducted through a specific device and network.
Like WattsUp, Telegram users can define who can contact them with exceptions, and the call option appears when you click the options button next to the user’s name during chat or click the Connect button when accessing the user’s file.
Telegram, which initially sought to compete with Facebook owned by Facebook, has been keen to enhance its service with many advantages, but it is still behind Wattsb, which has some advantages, including video calling, and finally Feature “Status” that imitates feature stories from Snape Chat.
Telegram, which gained a lot of popularity especially after the media’s use of it, said last year that there are 350,000 new users joining the service each day. It added that its users spread more than 15 billion messages every day.
Telegram, based in the German capital of Berlin, founded in 2013 by the exiled founder of Russia’s most popular social network, is known around the world as a highly secure way to upload, share video, text and text messages.
The Telegram application is available on various platforms, including smart deviceoperating systems such as Android , iOS , and Windows Phone , as well as a web versionand application for PCs running Windows , Mac and Linux .