Signal now lets you add up to 40 participants to video calls

While Signal has gained immense popularity this year, the privacy-focused messenger still lags far behind its two main competitors — Telegram and WhatsApp. One of the main reasons behind this is that Signal doesn’t offer quite as many features as the other two. However, the developers behind the app have been hard at work adding new features over the last few months to attract even more users. The app recently received a new monetization feature to help users make monetary contributions to support and sustain the development. Now, it’s rolling out support for up to 40 person group video calls.
In a recent blog post (via Android Police), Signal explains that it originally used an open-source solution for end-to-end encrypted group video calls. However, since it couldn’t reliably scale the open-source solution to support more than eight participants, it developed its own open-source calling service that supports up to 40 participants. Signal has been using this new solution for video …

Written By: Pranob Mehrotra

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