Signal application officially launches

Mar

15

2017

The Signal application officially launches the feature of encrypted video calls to all users
The encrypted conversation service, Signal, has announced the launch of a new update for its Android and iOS applications, bringing the feature of encrypted video calls by default to all users around the world.

The service launched the video call feature on a trial basis last February, to test it among users who use different devices and networks and are also located in different areas to ensure that there are no problems with this feature when it is officially launched.

The new update ensures that Signal users can make video calls encoded with end-to-end technology, as well as significant improvements in the quality of voice calls, according to OpenSource, an application developer.

The new update to the iOS application comes with a feature called CallKit, which works with devices running iOS 10, a feature that makes video and audio calls in the Signal application similar to the main phone experience in iPhone.

With the CallKit feature, the user can answer calls on the Signal application for iOS, directly from the lock screen, or make direct calls from the main contacts application in the phone, and can browse the latest calls to the application directly from the list of the most recent calls In the main communication application in his device.

OpenSpeedSystem warned that the use of the CallKit feature may have some disadvantages with respect to the privacy of the Signal application, namely that the Cloud Cloud service may store the incoming call list if the service is activated on the device.

The developer of the encoded conversations indicated a new feature brought by the new update for Android and iOS, a feature that ensures the user’s privacy is maintained when making calls. The application will not make any peer-to-peer calls if it is with an unreliable party.

Peer-to-peer calls, a technology that improves the quality of voice and video calls, allow one end of the call to acquire the IP address of the other party, potentially threatening to reveal its location.

Signal applications use peer-to-peer technology with user-initiated calls or calls from trusted users in their contact list, while the technology is not used and replaced by another technology that does not reveal the location with calls that come to the user from outside His contacts.

The application provides a feature that enables users not to use any peer-to-peer calls, and to rely on the alternative technology that the company calls “Signal Service”, which ensures that their location is not detected, which can be activated from the settings menu.

The new update for the Signal application is available to Android and iOS users through the Play Store for Android users and the Store Store for users of iOS devices.

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