Signal has initiated a group video call on the Android and iOS apps. Like everything else on Signal, group video calls will also have end-to-end encryption. Group video calls are free and can be used on the latest version of the application. The maximum number of participants in a group call is limited to five, but the messaging platform said it is working to increase capacity. Participants are visible in the grid view of the group call, but you can also swipe up to switch to the view that focuses the screen on the speaker.

This feature has begun to roll out on the latest version of Signal available on Google Play and App Store. Signal announced the launch of encrypted group calls through a blog post. He said that as more critical moments and personal moments move online, it hopes to continue to provide users with new private sharing and connection methods.

The secure messaging platform says that group calls are only supported in the group interface introduced on Signal. Although you won’t see the “Call” button in the old groups now, these groups will begin to be updated to new groups in the next few weeks. The post said that the design of the group call is based on Signal Private Groups.

When opening a group chat in Signal, users will see a video call button at the top of the screen. If someone starts a call, the group will receive a notification to let them know that the call has started.

When you join (or initiate) a group chat, the Signal application displays participants in a grid view. If you want to change the view, you can swipe up to another view, which will automatically focus the screen on the speaker in real time.

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Although the number of participants in a group video call is limited to 5 people, and may not exceed devices such as Zoom and Google Meet, the latter can hold up to 100 people in a call, but Signal’s end-to-end encryption and reputation as a secure platform can It is good for it.


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