Telegram starts rolling out AI powered voice calls

Telegram Calls
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Here comes another reason for making calls over the internet. Popular chat app Telegram has today stared rolling out Voice calls, with emphasis on having the best in terms of quality, speed, and security. Each time you make a Voice Call on Telegram, a neural network learns from your and your device‘s feedback.. The company is however quick to point out that, it doesn’t have access to the contents of the conversation, it has only technical information such as network speed, ping times, packet loss percentage, etc.

Telegram Calls are built upon the time-tested end-to-end encryption of Telegram’s Secret Chats. The key verification UI we came up with in 2013 to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks served well for Telegram (and for other apps that adopted it), but for Calls we needed something easier.

The Voice Call interface is familiar and easy to use, but as always, you get loads of innovation under the hood with Telegram.

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According to Telegram in a blog post,  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. Unlike other apps, Telegram has a distributed infrastructure all over the world which we’ve already been using to deliver your texts faster than other apps. Now these servers will also be used for calls.” Telegram said.

Don’t get too exited yet, the service is currently only available in Western Europe and Telegram promises to roll it out to the rest of the world pretty soon.