loqui encrypted messaging and video calls

loqui Encrypted Messenger

Now featuring video messages 
Within your community of private Contacts, loqui  Messenger transfers encrypted text, photo and file data over secure internet connections, relayed over loqui  servers or directly from device to device during peer-to-peer connections.
Text messages are encrypted before sending and decrypted when received. A universal encryption key (that the server knows) is used until the partners connect for the first time in a P2P call - then they share a private encryption key for messages over the server which ensures end-to-end-encryption using keys that the server does not have.
Messages are stored only on the sending and receiving devices - loqui  does not keep copies. On the device, any message or conversation can be deleted at any time.
Photos and video messages are not encrypted (too big, too slow).
Here is an overview of the interface and a description of loqui  Messenger's functions ...
Conversations is your list of ongoing conversations.
Select one, or  Start New to select a Contact.
 Green marks messages you have read.
 Red marks messages you have not read.
 Messages encrypted with private key
 Messages encrypted with universal key
 Group conversation
Messages Dialog
Return to Conversations.
Delete these messages.
Video Call.
Select photo or file.
Record a video message.
Device location in Google map.
Start New
To start a new conversation, select from your Contacts or your Groups.
Message Groups
Use Edit Message Groups to make or manage a Message Group.
Make a new message group or select a group to edit.
Use and to add and remove usernames from the group.)

Message Storage, Privacy & Security

loqui  messages are encrypted the moment they are posted and stay that way under transport, whether relayed via loqui  servers or directly to P2P-connected devices.
Not P2P connected (Not "In a Call")
Without P2P connection, encrypted messages are relayed via loqui  servers and deleleted upon collection. (In active chat session, typically 1 - 2 seconds on the server).
P2P connected ("In a Call")
When P2P connected, voice + video streams, text and video messages and file data are sent over webRTC peer-to-peer connections, directly between devices - not via a webserver.
loqui  messages are stored encrypted on the devices they are created/received on, not on the webserver. Users can delete messages individually or delete entire conversations.
This gets your location and pins it on a button-link to Google Maps that can be sent in a message. It's a one-time-per-click operation which cannot track you further.
WebRTC Privacy and Security
WebRTC connects browsers together in encrypted private networks in which media data flows directly between the connected devices.
WebRTC peer-to-peer connections enable
  • Voice calls - audio only
  • Video calls - video and audio
  • P2P messaging - text and file transfer
  • One-to-one or small group calls
WebRTC provides the most secure encrypted messaging method imaginable, privacy and security protected by the very nature of the technology.
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loqui  does not use tracking technologies of any kind.