A major upgrade to calling

Mar 14, 2017 · 2 min read

Calling has always been one of Wire’s most popular features. Today we’re happy to announce the rollout of a major upgrade to our calling protocol. It further improves the secure calling experience and takes a step forward for privacy.

What’s new:

  • Call connection robustness
  • Verified end-to-end encryption
  • No call logs shared with Wire

Get going without hiccups

This update means more successfully connected calls, even in challenging network conditions. Another iteration in a few weeks will significantly shorten the call setup time. When you call someone and they accept then you’ll be able to start talking almost instantly.

Encrypted and verified

We introduced end-to-end encryption in March 2016 so only the sender and receiver have the keys to see what is being sent or said. For maximum security we recommend comparing device fingerprints.

Keeping private calls private

For more technical details see “The road to more private and secure calling protocol” by Julian Spittka, AVS team lead.

Going forward

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