The Telegram messenger started testing free voice calls. This is the official channel Telegram Info.
According to the developers, calls the messenger is protected by encryption end-to-end. The user can limit the list of contacts that will be able to call him or even disable this option.
In the tests realized only personal calls. The first users, test function, declare “good” and “excellent” quality of communication during calls for mobile Internet and Wi-Fi respectively.
To test a new feature, you need to install the latest beta version, then go to settings and choose Switch Backend. You would need to undergo another check. After that, the free calls will be activated.
If the user wants to go back to the old version of the Telegram, this can be done in the same settings section.
In the future, a function may appear in the desktop client for Telegram Desktop. When voice calls will be launched in messenger officially is unknown.
One of the main opponents Telegram service WhatsApp has added voice calls in the first half, and video calls in November of last year. Previously facetime audio also appeared in messenger Viber.