What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is a shorter way of referring to Web Real-Time Communications. Basically, it’s a free, open-source technology project that makes real-time communications (like voice and video) a lot easier. 

With WebRTC APIs, it’s possible for web apps to capture and stream audio and video. It also makes it possible for browsers to exchange data without a middleman like plug-ins or third-party software.  For instance, if you go to a website that uses your camera or microphone, or even screen-sharing - you're using WebRTC. 


Why is WebRTC important?  

In the ever more globalized, remote world we live in, it’s essential to have access to real-time communications! WebRTC is necessary for everything from video calling to screen sharing to simple web apps that use the camera or microphone. 


How does Sinch work with WebRTC? 

We're glad you asked! Our Sinch Video SDK uses WebRTC technology - making it easy for you to add real-time, in-app video calling to your website or app. Plus it offers seamless integration with any existing app. Ready to get started?

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