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MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Messenger Telegram Pavel Durov has announced the launch in a test mode function of audio calls. Activation instructions new features posted on the official channel messenger.

According to the rules, the latest beta version allows you to access the calls after completing an additional registration.

“The Telegram developers are working on a major update of the year – calls. Calls are already being tested and the call quality is good with mobile phone and excellent on Wi-Fi. Without any delay,” reads the message on the page of the messenger network “Vkontakte”. It is noted that voice calls are encrypted, they can be on and off. While available only to calls tete-a-tete, not the group .

According Combot, at the end of January 2017, the total number of users of Telegram in Russia has reached 6 million it messenger Durov doesn’t even fall in the top five in terms of coverage in Russia and is far behind the three leaders – WhatsApp, Viber and Skype.