How can I compare key fingerprints?

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You can verify your conversations by comparing your contact's key fingerprints as shown on your device with those shown on their device.

 

On desktop (macOS, Windows, or on Wire for web)

In a conversation:

  1. Select the info button to show your contact's profile:



  2. Select Devices:



  3. A list of your contact's devices is displayed. Select the device name and ID that you'd like to verify:



  4. Verify with your contact that the key fingerprint listed on your device matches the key fingerprint shown on theirs:



  5. Select VERIFIED:



If your contact uses Wire on more than one device, each key fingerprint should be compared and  verified. If you use Wire on additional devices, you will need to verify them as well to have a verified conversation.

Once all your and your contact's devices are verified, the conversation is marked verified  .

On mobile devices

In a conversation:

  1. Select the name of your contact.
  2. Select Devices.
  3. A list of your contact's devices is displayed. Select the device name and ID that you'd like to verify.
  4. Verify with your contact that the key fingerprint listed on your device matches the key fingerprint shown on theirs.
  5. Select Verified.

If your contact uses Wire on more than one device, each key fingerprint should be compared and  verified. If you use Wire on additional devices, you will need to verify them as well to have a verified conversation.

Once all your and your contact's devices are verified, the conversation is marked verified  .

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