Brave web browser has launched in-browser video calls featuring end-to-end encryption.
The encrypted video service- ‘Brave Together’ can be used to make unlimited encrypted video calls featuring two participants. All Brave users can access the feature, with no account sign-ups needed.
Video conferencing supporting more than two participants is currently being tested on Brave Nightly (the development version of the browser).
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
Brave Together is based on the open-source encrypted video software Jitsi, vouched by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2017.
The move comes following an explosion in the use of video conferencing softwares amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown,
Video conferencing app, Zoom saw an enormous spike of usage. However, Zoom has received criticism concerning privacy and security.
It has made steady gains in adoption over recent months. The firm’s marketing head Des Martin tweeted that the platform surpassed one million new users during March alone.
1M+ new users in March. Go @Brave 🚀 — Des Martin (@dessie_martin) April 1, 2020