Multidevice is now available on Ring


Since its inception, Ring’s features and users have significantly increased. Savoir-faire Linux’s team of experts has recently released the Bêta 2 version offering without an exception new possibilities.

One account, many devices

This new release allows users to benefit from a new feature: multiple connection. As in centralized messaging systems, Ring now allows the connection of multiple devices – mobile or not – using a single user ID. Every device has its own ID connected to the same user (RingID).

Every connected device will ring once you receive a call, the others will be turned off once it is accepted or declined. This multi device feature will increase the fluidity between all of your electronic devices and will allow you to communicate anytime, with any device, as you would use centralized communication systems. However, it is important to remember that Ring has an element distinguishing it: a distributed and decentralized network.

Migration is key

The multi device feature offered in the Bêta 2 version, will make it incompatible with any previous version. Once upgraded to beta 2, users will be connected to another system, therefore beta 1 and 2 users will not be able to communicate to one another.

This compatibility break requires users to migrate to the newest version, by simply logging on to Ring; the system will run the necessary updates.

Security notice

You will need to provide a user name and password during the client update.

Your account password is important as it is used to encrypt the archive that contains the private keys linked to your Ring account. Please note that your password cannot be recovered.

When adding a new device, this archive is transferred over the network. It is important to choose a strong password to minimize any risks if your archive is intercepted.

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