There is now an ultra private video call feature for Wire messaging app. This is an app with uninterrupted encryption and no advertising to put a stop to the abuse of user data. Wire was unveiled by Janus Friis – the co-founder of Skype and other Skype former workers, such as Priidu Zilmer, Siim Teller, and Jonathan Christensen. With this development, this complete privacy enabled video call service has added another feather to its cap.
Wire announced video calling for its Windows, Mac, Android and iOS apps with end-to-end encryption for all conversation content shared on its messaging platform. Wire messaging app is the latest to enter the encryption game and it is noteworthy that encryption has been getting the attention of the press lately, in case you have not noticed.
As the company reveals on Twitter, this new feature corresponds with the 140th anniversary of the first flourishing telephone call of Alexander Graham Bell. In addition to crystal clear video and voice service, Wire promises to offer end-to-end encryption to its uses. Wire makes use of the Axolotl ratchet for end-to-end encryption, and employs pre-keys for asynchronous communication.
As a result, the two parties don‘t need to be linked at the same time in order for the connection to be encrypted. Without doubt, this is efficiently a modified execution of the confidential protocol created by the Wire team known as Proteus, which is available on GitHub along with other projects. Both video and voice calls are transmitted by making use of WebRTC, together wit DTLS which was used for key negotiation while the SRTP was utilized for media transport.
Presently, Wire boasts desktop clients for Windows 7 and more, iOS 8 and above, Mobile apps for Android 4.2 and over, as well as OS X 10.9 and above. At present, there is a feature-complete version on the web for Edge, Opera, and Chrome browsers, but there are no plans for a Linux desktop client.
The launching of the encrypted video calling feature comes at the time when there is powerful global debate upon encryption which pits privacy in opposition to security advocates, characterized by the present disagreement between the Apple and the US government over the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter.
Wire is looking forward to taking on competitors such as Google, Facebook, Skype and others in the video calling terrain by offering ultra privacy and security to users. You will recall that Wire was founded in December 2014 and is domiciled in Switzerland. It has always encrypted voice calls and later announced the rolling out uninterrupted encryption for all tête-à-tête content, including sketches, photos, video calls and text messages.
It is now possible for you to download Wire messaging app for Android Smartphone, iPad and iPhone.