VKontakte users have access to encrypted calls
Social network “VKontakte” has included in mobile applications the function of voice and video calls, protected by end-to-end encryption technology. The new feature is already available to iOS and Android devices. This is reported in a press release, which was received by the editorial office of Vestey.Hi-tech.
To make a call, you need to click on the “Call” button in the profile or dialog. Encryption type end-to-end provides the most reliable protection of communications. “It passes on the user’s device, so no one can learn the contents of the conversations,” the developers say. “The transfer of keys and access to information outside the device is technically impossible.”
Technology connects users directly. If there is no such possibility, “traffic is transmitted through VKontakte servers without technical access to the content of conversations,” the company says. In the privacy settings, you can specify who to receive calls from – all users, only friends or individual contacts.
The function of encrypted calls is switched on by chain. If one of your friends celebrates a birthday, you can congratulate him on voice or video from VKontakte. At the end of the call, the call service will appear in both parties, after which they can activate the function of the others.