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JavaScript Platform Overview

Twilio’s Programmable Video JavaScript SDK lets you add real time voice and video to your web applications.

Intending to write back-end JavaScript with Twilio in Node.js to support your front-end client? Check out the Twilio Node.js SDK.

Prerequisites

Ensure you have one of the following web browsers available: Chrome, Firefox or Safari 11. See Supported browsers for more details.

Programmable Video live demo

Launch our Twilio Programmable Video live demo — a high-quality, full-featured, and open-source video collaboration application — in less than five minutes.

Run the Quickstart app

Running the Twilio Video JavaScript Quickstart app is a great starting point for adding video to your own applications.

To add video to your application, follow the Getting Started Guide.

Add the SDK

NPM

You can install the JavaScript Video library using Node Package Manager (npm):

npm install --save twilio-video

CDN

You can also include it in your application from our CDN:

<script src="https://sdk.twilio.com/js/video/releases/2.15.2/twilio-video.min.js"></script>

Using this method, twilio-video.js will set a browser global:

const Video = Twilio.Video;

Supported browsers

The JavaScript Video library requires recent versions of Chrome and Firefox, or Safari 11 and above.

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge (Chromium)
Android - -
iOS - -
Linux - -
macOS
Windows -

Best Practices

View recommendations and best practices for building applications using the Programmable Video JavaScript SDK.

Video Processors

Twilio Video Processors is a collection of tools for applying transformations and filters, such as blurred backgrounds and virtual backgrounds, to Twilio VideoTracks.

Documentation

View the full Programmable Video JavaScript SDK documentation here.

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