On May 26, crypto-friendly BraveB web browser announced private and unlimited video calls can now be made from the browser. The privacy browser shared through its Twitter page that video conferencing is now possible through the Brave Nightly, the testing version of Brave browser.
The new video conferencing product dubbed Brave Together enables end-to-end encryption for video calls, however, it’s still in the testing phase since some of the features are yet to be completed. For instance, the product only enables encryption for one-on-one video calls currently.
Crypto-friendly Brave web browser taps into the growing demand for video conferencing
Moreover, this product by Brave comes amid a spike in the demand of video conferencing software due to the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, Zoom has seen a massive rise in usage in the last few months.
Nevertheless, Zoom has been scrutinized due to security and privacy, with ‘Zoombombings’ coming out as a rife experience during the lockdown. Back in April, Elon Musk’s SpaceX barred all of its employees from using Zoom due to security and privacy concerns.Nevertheless, Zoom is also set to launch end to end encryption soon to protect the privacy of its 300 million customer base.
Brave browser usage grows
Brave Together is based on the open-source encrypted video software Jitsi. The software was highly upheld by NSA informant Edward Snowden back in 2017. Moreover, its not necessary to create an account to use the video conferencing product, however, the user should use the Brave browser.
The crypto-friendly Brave web browser rewards its users with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for viewing advertisements. In fact, the Brave browser has made regular gains in adoption over the last few months. According to the company’s head of marketing Des Martin, the crypto-friendly Brave web browser surpassed one million users during March alone.
However, despite the large user base, only a small percentage of the users take advantage of the browser’s privacy features as per the firm’s CEO.