WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications)
Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is an open source project
focused on embedding real-time voice, text and
video communications capabilities within Web browsers.
application programming interfaces (APIs) and
HTML5 to embed these communications
technologies into Web browsers so end users do not have to download a software application, client or browser plug-in in order to
communicate directly with another user.
The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) are currently working on standards
for WebRTC. At this time, WebRTC is fully enabled in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web
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This was last updated in April 2013
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