Applications enabled by WebRTC

Under the hood, WebRTC enables a basic peer-to-peer connection between two browsers. This is the heart of everything that happens with WebRTC. It is the first truly peer-to-peer connection inside a browser. This also means that anything you can do with peer connections can be easily extended to WebRTC. Many applications today use peer-to-peer capabilities, such as file sharing, text chat, multiplayer gaming, and even currencies. There are already hundreds of great examples of these types of applications working right inside the browser.

Most of these applications have one thing in common—they need a low-latency, high-performance connection between two users. WebRTC makes use of low-level protocols to deliver high-speed ...

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