New video conferencing Application may replace zoom and Teams
The usage of the video conferencing application have seen very high during the coronavirus pandemic as academic institution and businesses have shifted their communications on the internet. The main applications which are using are the Zoom And Microsoft Teams withh 200 million and 44 million online user daily respectively.
But the Problem is that they do not provide the better security and they both are criminally underrated.
The application is Owned by 8×8, Jitsi is video chat application much like zoom and Teams, bur with the addition feature that make the difference. The application focused upon the security to that end it has recently announced end to end ecryption for its users. This feature will be implemented based on standards from the open-source communication software project WebRTC.
Created by Emil Ivov on the principle that users “shouldn’t have to trust anyone”, Jitsi has been big on secure communications ever since its inception. This emphasis on security comes as a breath of fresh air during a time when the leading application, Zoom, has constantly been under the fire for violating its users’ privacy.
Will Jitsi gain sufficient traction anytime soon? Considering that it has a mere 12 million monthly active users, which is a paltry amount compared to Zoom and MS Teams, it doesn’t seem likely. However, this development itself will hopefully stir the leading platforms into action and convince them of the importance of securing their video communications and doing right by their millions of users.