This article covers a service that offers free video calling with encryption and nothing to install. The current COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the video calling to a peak it never achieved before. It instantly accelerated the development and introduction of new features in video callings. Still one of the main issues around video calling is security. Not all video calling services are encrypted and a server is always involved in a conversation.
Zipcall is a new video calling service that offers end-to-end encrypted video calling. This is a decentralized service means there are not servers which further ensure the privacy and offers a low latency video calling experience even on low bandwidth.
One of the best things about Zipcall is that neither you have to install anything nor you have to create an account. You can simply visit the web app, create a room and share a link to invite other(s). Zipcall currently offering one-to-one video calling with a plan to roll out group video calling very soon.
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Free Video Calling with Encryption, Nothing to Install
Zipcall is one of the simplest video calling service that you can use in any web browser. However, there are a few features that work better with Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers. If you are using Google Chrome, that’s great. If not Chrome then you can use Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera Mini, etc. for best performance.
To make a video call with Zipcall, you have to visit the website. On the homepage, you get a “Try Now” button. Clicking that button takes you to the next page where you can create a room for video calling. All you have to do is type a unique name for it.
The calling interface is quite minimal too. It places the video feed on the top corner and it is draggable. As long as you are alone in the room, it shows a URL to the room that you can share with a participant to join the call. It shows the other person in full screen with an option to switch that in a draggable overlay.
Here are the main highlights of Zipcall:
- Decentralized end-to-end encrypted video calling
- No servers involved
- Text chat
- Picture-in-Picture mode
- Live Caption (experimental, works in Chrome)
- Better video quality with minimal latency
Zipcall is a new entry in the video calling that sets itself apart with big privacy and security features. Where some video calling services are struggling with security issues, Zipcall eliminated fall those problems by going decentralized. As a result, the service is secure and the video quality is better than many others even in low bandwidth. Zipcall got security but it’s not a perfect replacement for everyone but there are lots of features that are under development and hopefully will be added to the services soon.