Brave plays encrypted video calls before Zoom

Brave, a decentralized privacy-based web browser, launches video calls in the browser that include full encryption.

The encrypted video service, called ‘Brave Together’, can be used to make unlimited encrypted video calls with two participants. All Brave users have access to the feature without the need for account registrations.

Brave has revealed that video conferencing that supports more than two participants is currently being tested on Brave Nightly, the browser’s development version.

Brave Together is based on Jitsi’s open source encrypted video software – advocated by Edward Snowden in 2017.

Video conferencing software requires a jump in demand

This move comes after an ‘explosion’ in the use of video conferencing software amid the pandemic of COVID-19 and quarantine, with Zoom noticing a huge jump in usage.

However, Zoom has received criticism for privacy and security. In April, an internal announcement revealed that Elon Musk’s SpaceX company had banned its employees from using video conferencing software due to “significant privacy and security concerns.”

Zoom will also introduce full encryption to protect its 300 million daily users this week.

Brave is becoming increasingly popular

Co-founded by Javascript creator and former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, Brave pays its users for a Basic Attention Token (BAT) for viewing ads. In recent months, this system has become very popular. Marketing chief Des Martin posted on Twitter that the platform surpassed one million new users in March alone.

Despite the positive news, Brave’s CEO recently noted that only a small percentage of users take full advantage of the browser’s privacy features. In addition to this text, more than 662,000 content creators have registered with Brave Publishing. 53% of Brave publishers work on Youtube.