Google begins work on native voice and video chat software for Chrome

By on June 23, 2011
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Open source webRTC software will negate the need to install any plugins.

Google has said that it has begin work on a new open source WebRTC software that allows to developers to quickly create HTML and Javascript APIs to build voice and video chat applications for the web.

The search giant plans to implement the software into its Chrome web browser, which should negate the need to install any plugins to initiate video chats over Google Talk.

“Our goal is to enable Chrome with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs,” Henrik Andreasson, a Google employee on the WebRTC project said. “We are working hard to provide full RTC support in Chrome all the way from WebKit down to the native audio and video parts.”

Google said that WebRTC will soon be arriving in Chrome, though did not give a specific date.


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