I had a private Gmail video chat with my girlfriend.
I’m afraid that it could be recorded by someone and released on, say, a porn site. When I got a doubt, I scanned both systems with an anti-virus tool and they’re clean.
The site requires you to be clothed at all times (No.
Am not kidding.) and plans to introduce custom chat rooms in the future.
"It's really liberating to start from scratch sometimes," says Erik Kay, director of engineering, communications products. Its interface is clean and easy to understand, with some clever little innovations on what you've seen in other chat apps like Whats App or Messenger. You sign up with your phone number and you can connect your Google account to it, though there's no need to.
You can see the usual chat app stuff: there are sent and received indicators, emoji, and a big set of custom stickers.
clearly forbids nudity, sexual content, and bullying in its community guidelines, but there's no promise of oversight. Users can report violators as well as block specific viewers, but live streaming is totally unpredictable -- there's no way to ensure teens won't encounter objectionable live content.
By posting, a user is consenting to All users under 18 must be fully clothed/covered, but users older than 18 can appear topless.
Google says it'll be available later this summer — for free — on both i OS and Android.
So, there’s not really a virus, but I’m still afraid that Google or my ISP will record it for monitoring and all.
Ultimately, there’s no way to prove that it can’t be (or wasn’t) recorded. And ultimately, if this is something that really concerns you, don’t do that! It’s actually going from your laptop to the other person’s laptop or machine.
Amit Fulay, group product manager on Google's communications products team, says that Google commissioned stickers from artists with an eye toward ensuring there was a wide diversity of options — stuff that would work in India, as well as in America.
When you send a photo, it shows up full-bleed in the screen and you can even doodle on it if you want.