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    Just tried it out! Great stuff.

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      I give it a positive review too. Voice calls are much clearer with less latency and jitter. Video is surprisingly sharp and free of artifacts. I was on a spotty LTE connection and the other party was on good Wi-Fi.

      This might have just made Signal a real video calling contender, to say nothing of the benefits of E2E encryption.

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        How is the battery life? I’m looking to replace duo and hangouts for video calling my android friends because the CPU spins at 100% on my iphone7 (which nicely handles 4K encoding otherwise)

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          How has your experience been using Duo? Mine experience with it thus far has been wonderful (compared to hangouts).

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            Can’t really tell the difference except that it doesn’t work on a computer

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        “Just use signal” they said. “easiest way for encrypted communications”, “it just works”. So I installed signal. On my phones the SMS verification process worked, on my partner’s phone it didn’t and required doing the call verification. (Fail #1).

        Then I called her through signal, and it worked… once. Now I can’t call her again and she can’t call me. Text works fine though. (Fail #2).

        We reboot our phones, now she can call me ONCE, then same problem happens. Neither can call again. Text still works. (Fail #3).

        And they say this is supposed to replace PGP. But it doesn’t work and it’s tied to your phone?!? (Fail #4).

        Oh, and the application crashes constantly. (Fail #5).

        No thanks, I uninstalled it. I installed it only to try the new video calling, as Hangouts is deficient, but guess what, on her phone this new beta option wasn’t even offered. What a joke (Fail #6).

        Then there’s the whole F-Droid fiasco caused by its author (Fail #7). This is just awful.

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          beta

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            Video calling might be beta (which I didn’t even have the option to test, because contrary to the claims made in the article it was not offered), but everything else is not beta and not working.

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              Dunno what to tell ya, I haven’t had any of the issues you speak of.. Also you have to enable the video calling in settings.

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                you have to enable the video calling in settings.

                As I said, I had the option (turned off by default) available in my settings. My partner did not (installed the latest version, etc).