The service is still in beta but open to all registered users to try for free on the company’s new Mega.nz domain. Dotcom said on Twitter that MegaChat users made over half a million encrypted video calls in the first hour since its launch.
While audio and video calling are already up and running, Dotcom said that text chat and video conferencing are coming soon.
To try MegaChat, head to Mega, register or login with your account and click the chat icon on the left toolbar. You can then start an audio or video call with any of your contacts who also use the service.