Safety tips for Talky users

One of the greatest lessons we can learn from watching internet platforms and applications grow in popularity is how crucial users' safety can be in utilizing those services. The safety of our Talky users is extremely important to us.

In keeping with discussing the security and privacy of our service, we also want to share our best practices for safety when using Talky. Below are some tips you can use to help ensure that you have great conversations with the people you choose, and avoid stumbling upon explicit, unwanted content.

Tip #1 - Don’t share Talky rooms publicly

By default all rooms within Talky are public. When two or more people land on the same link they will be connected with video and audio streaming to each other. Sharing a link to a Talky room via Twitter or Facebook is essentially inviting everyone else. To avoid having an Internet party with strangers, only share links via direct messages or other private methods of communication.

Tip #2 - Use randomly generated room names

Talky conveniently provides randomly generated and clever room names.

example of suggested room name

Avoiding common room names greatly decreases your chances of landing on somebody else’s conversation or have somebody else join yours.

Tip #3 - Use locked rooms

By far the best way to get the most protection from having unwanted visitors to your room, Talky allows users to lock a room.

You can lock the room simply by clicking on the lock button.

lock button

You’ll be prompted to provide a pass phrase. Remember to treat this like a normal password: the longer the better and only share it using private channels.

prompt to set a key for a room

A room will show that it has been successfully locked when you have the lock icon displays as being locked.

unlock button

Users joining the room from then on will be required to enter a key to proceed to join the call.

prompt for a key to a locked room

We believe in promoting a safe and secure environment for the Talky community. If you have feedback to help us do more we’d love to hear from you.

Want to know more about Talky? Visit Talky.io and try it out or check out our Kickstarter to take our video chat service to the next level.

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