Jitsi requires you to authenticate Facebook, Google, or GitHub anymore. It’s only needed for moderator.
Earlier this year we saw an increase in the number of reports we received about some people using our service in ways that we cannot tolerate. To be more clear, this was not about some people merely saying things that others disliked.
I was looking for alternative instances which do not require an account.
You can use Brave talk for free up to 4 people.
During my research, I run across Framasoft, a non profit French organization. They offer framatalk, an instance of Jitsi.
Jami came to mind for me as an option with no account required. It was removed from Privacy Guides some time ago. Though I don’t believe its since had an audit I’ll still probably use it for my use case.
#Revamped “Real-Time Communication” section
Why : New criteria - must have their protocol audited and must have end to end encryption.
So I just used it today and noticed that on the main page, just under the room name field and blue “Start meeting” button there is the sentence “Or [book a meeting URL] in advance where you are the only moderator.”
Which links you to https://moderated.jitsi.net/ that as far as I can tell doesn’t require making any account (since I do not have one). It’s an extra step and somewhat hidden but no other difference that I can see.
This is what it looks like to me on Mull (if the screenshot is displaying correctly). But I see now that Vanadium does not show it in mobile view, only desktop. So maybe that’s a Chromium issue if you’re on mobile.
That link brings me to this page which I click and get a url for a room to use just like before.