Brave, a crypto-friendly internet browser, has announced on Wednesday the launch of an end-to-end encrypted video calling feature on its browser.
Dubbed Brave Together, the video calling feature is in-built to the web browser and currently facilitates calling between two participants, and it can be accessed by anyone without the need for any registration.
Brave’s video calling platform is based on Jitsi, an open-source encrypted video calling software, which was endorsed by Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower now in exile.
The web browser is also testing for supporting more than two participants in a single call on Brave Nightly. The company also publicly released the test version and receiving feedback.
Our Nightly version for North America now features Brave Together, our private and unlimited video calling service based on open source @jitsinews. Click on the widget & start connecting with friends/colleagues. Feedback welcome at https://t.co/SWLpcAKZDq for this trial version. pic.twitter.com/UPFE13Z0xB
— Brave Software (@brave) May 26, 2020
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The browser also kept privacy a priority.
The race for enterprise-friendly video calling app
Brave is launching the encrypted video calling feature when demand for such services surged significantly with the Coronavirus lockdown across the world.
Notably, Zoom, a company claiming to offer end-to-end video calling services, saw a massive surge in the number of its users, primarily for its feature-loaded calls. The platform reportedly has 300 million active weekly users.
The platform, however, became very controversial with critical bugs and also claims of security lapses. “Zoom bombings” allowed anyone to hijacks any video conferencing and resulted in posting obscene content on live calls.
Zoom was reportedly banned by Taiwan and many other major enterprises including Tesla.
With the lack of any proper video calling application to meet the demand of enterprises, many established players are now entering the market. Facebook and Google both added video calling features on their existing platform.