Signal adds video calling

by Volker Weber

5164be094fd056048057ca31e5dee204

Enable in Advanced Settings. Callkit support means you can answer calls from the lock screen. Enable/disable as you like.

But by all means, start using Signal for safe communications. I am now at 144 contacts in Signal, more than half of WhatsApp contacts. We are getting there.

Comments

Ah, but if you enable Callkit, then Apple will log your calls & store the info on iCloud, which defeats the piracy mechanism.

"CallKit offers a native calling experience to VoIP apps like Signal. As well as being able to answer calls directly from your lock screen, you’ll also see Signal calls in the system’s "Recent Calls" list. This is because iOS treats CallKit calls like any other call, however that also means some information will be synced to iCloud if enabled. This information includes who you called and how long you talked."

https://whispersystems.org/blog/signal-video-calls-beta/

Amy Blumenfield, 2017-02-15 01:28

I see it differently.
Having contacts, music, but as well keychain, Safari bookmarks et al synched on my devices is my expectation and I appreciate those services.
If some (information of) calls made don't synch, as it happens in FaceTime, I notice it and it disturbs me.
Having such services means synching data via your iCloud account; if you have calls with the power to ruin your live, don't do it and even think twice to use such devices!

…and I don't want to launch a "religious" discussion… just my view.

Michael Renner, 2017-02-15 07:09

Amy, exactly. Michael, it's good to have a choice.

Volker Weber, 2017-02-15 07:15

This is really good news.

All I'd like now is the ability to block callers. (which you can already do on Android)

Ian Bradbury, 2017-02-15 10:48

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Craig Wiseman on IBM Think 2018 at 05:25
Stephan Perthes on Sales Wick :: Vuelo Nocturno at 09:30
Dietmar Dumke on IBM Think 2018 at 06:38
Stephan H. Wissel on IBM Think 2018 at 02:48
Gordon Inkson on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 03:22
Ian Bradbury on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 17:36
Keith brooks on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 15:23
Bill Brown on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 18:57
Richard Schwartz on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 16:01
Andy Dennis on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 16:00
Karl Heindel on Marshall Monitor BT at 15:32
Martin Funk on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 15:02
Volker Weber on Marshall Monitor BT at 11:25
Karl Heindel on Marshall Monitor BT at 11:21
Michael Klüsener on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 09:14
Patrick Bohr on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 19:56
Frank Quednau on Is Slack a product or a feature? at 18:02
Thomas Klein on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 15:46
Volker Weber on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 11:34
Patrick Bohr on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 08:51
Felix Binsack on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: The verdict at 16:49
Volker Weber on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: First impressions at 14:01
Volker Weber on Marshall Monitor BT at 13:59
Scott Hanson on Marshall Monitor BT at 13:23
Norbert Tretkowski on Samsung Galaxy S8 :: First impressions at 09:44

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  instagram

Local time is 13:26

visitors.gif