There are plenty of apps and services that allow you to make voice calls over the internet. Some of them offer end-to-end encryption as well. Telegram, a messaging app known for its emphasis on secrecy, today announced that it’s rolling out the voice calling feature that it has been testing for a long time. The company has further confirmed that all voice calls made in Telegram are end-to-end encrypted.
Telegram is rolling out its voice call feature in Western Europe right now but does promise that it’s going to be available for users across the globe very soon as well. It reiterates that the voice calling feature is built upon the same end-to-end encryption system that protects its Secret Chats feature.
It also says that the calls will be of a higher quality as they will, whenever possible, go over a peer-to-peer connection with the best audio codes to save traffic. If a P2P connection can’t be established, Telegram will then use the closest server to the user to connect them to the person they’re calling in the fastest way possible.
Users also have complete control over who can and can’t call them. They even have the ability to switch off the voice calling feature completely which will block everyone from calling them.
Telegram’s voice calls will soon be live for all of its users across the globe.