Telegram has recently launched voice calling service. Telegram is a little late to the party, with countless messaging services already offering voice calling. However, Telegram’s focus on end-to-end encryption means it’s bringing security to said party.
Governments around the world are currently seeking to erode the use of encryption. Their argument is that this will stop terrorists communicating in secret. However, it isn’t just bad guys who take exception to being snooped on.
This is why Telegram exists. And why Telegram is now offering encrypted voice calls.
End-to-End Encryption Is an Innovation
Voice calls are built on the same end-to-end encryption already powering Telegram’s Secret Chats. However, Telegram has improved the key exchange mechanism so that the two people making the call just need to compare four emoji to ensure the call is 100 percent secure.
Telegram is rolling out encrypted voice calls on Android and on iOS right now. The rollout is starting in Western Europe before expanding to the rest of the world. To gain the ability to make encrypted voice calls using Telegram you’ll need to update the app to v3.18.