O Signal is working on voice and video calls for computer. Currently in testing, the function announced last week is now available in the beta version of applications for macOS, Windows and Linux. There is still no information on when the new feature will reach all users of the messenger.
The novelty takes the functions to make calls and videoconferences by PC. In tests carried out by the Tecnoblog this Tuesday (18) with the macOS app (version 1.35.1-beta.1), it was possible to both make and receive calls from cell phones. It is necessary, however, that all participants have the Signal Beta installed.
The feature is simple to use and allows only two members on calls. To start a conference from your computer, just click on a camera or phone icon within the chat. Then, just wait for the other person to answer and talk at will.
“This launch is one of the first steps towards our goal of enabling secure voice and video calls that are available on all of your devices – in addition to being end-to-end encrypted and free for all,” they announce in a blog post messenger officer on Thursday (13).
The new tool of the messaging application is still in the experimental phase and, therefore, is only available to those who have the beta version of the messenger installed. To obtain it, simply go to the Signal support page (support.signal.org) and follow the guidelines according to the operating system.