WebRTC Is Now An Official Standard

WebRTC is now a W3C Recommendation and IETF standards.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) announced recently that Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is now an official standard, bringing audio and video communications anywhere on the Web.

Source: w3.org

Well, WebRTC has already been supported by most of the web browsers for years, and it serves as a cornerstone of online communication. WebRTC comprises of a JavaScript API for Web Real-Time Communications and a suite of communications protocols. It allows any connected device, on any network, to be a potential communication end-point, on the Web.

"Voice and video over IP revolutionized the way that people communicate around the world,... Integrating these technologies into the Web platform has dramatically expanded their reach. Thanks to close collaboration between the IETF and W3C to standardize these technologies. WebRTC has enabled billions of people to connect and engage with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of device or geography." said IETF Chair Alissa Cooper. 

WebRTC framework allows developers to add peer-to-peer audio and video chat to their projects. Facebook Messenger, Discord, and a plethora of other services utilize WebRTC to make a video or audio call.

According to the announcement the W3C WebRTC Working Group is also working on WebRTC Next Version Use Cases to map out WebRTC's future; including End-to-end encryption in server-mediated videoconferencing; Live processing of audio and video feeds, including via Machine Learning; and Internet of Things.

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