WebRTC became an official web template
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) they announced that Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is now an official web template that enables audio and video communication.
WebRTC may have become the standard in 2021, but supported from popular browsers for years.
At the technical level, WebRTC is a framework that allows developers to add peer-to-peer audio and video chats to their projects.
Those of you who have ever used Facebook Messenger, Discord or many other communication services to make a video or audio call, then you have used WebRTC.
Commenting on today's news, IETF President Alissa Cooper said:
"Voice and video over IP have revolutionized the way people around the world communicate. The integration of these technologies into the Web platform has dramatically expanded their reach, thanks to the close collaboration between the IETF and the W3C to standardize these technologies. WebRTC has enabled billions of people to connect and interact with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of device or location. ”
With the standardization of WebRTC technology, future software projects that want to implement this feature will have a clear set of instructions that they can follow to ensure that their software WebRTC application is properly configured and meets all requirements.