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Introducing whiteboards in Jitsi Meet

Trying to explain something to someone and they just don’t get it? If an image is worth a thousand words how about a diagram? Today we’re excited to announce the availability of whiteboards in Jitsi […]

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Low-latency conference streaming to very large audiences

Jitsi today supports life-streaming conferences to large audiences through our Jibri tool – this tool renders all the media from the conference, and forwards it to a streaming service such as YouTube. This approach works, […]

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Enhanced noise suppression in Jitsi Meet

For a while now Jitsi Meet has been using the RNNoise library to calculate voice audio detection scores for audio input tracks and leveraging those to implement functionality such as “talk while muted” and “noisy […]

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Power up your Jitsi deployment with JaaS

The 8×8 Jitsi team is building its next great service and we need your help! We are currently working on a service that would let Jitsi users easily connect their self-hosted Jitsi  deployments to 8×8’s […]

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Trust, but verify: introducing user verification

It’s been a while since we introduced End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) over two years ago. Back then we started with a simple model consisting of a passphrase everyone needed to type and later migrated to a […]

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A stepping stone towards end-to-end encryption on mobile

It has been a while since our first release of end-to-end encryption for the web app and ever since we have tried to enhance and improve it. One of these enhancements was the introduction of […]

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Bridge cascading with geo-location is back

Back in 2018 we first released cascaded bridges based on geo-location on meet.jit.si. Then in 2020 as we struggled to scale the service to handle the increased traffic that came with the pandemic we had […]

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Introducing Car Mode!

Virtual / hybrid meetings are part of our everyday life now. Some meet in their home office, kitchen, slouching in the couch, while taking a walk, or even while driving! We won’t encourage you to […]

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Jitsi as a Service: a two-way street, by Tsahi Levent-Levi

Tsahi Levent-Levi, also known as BlogGeek.me, has established himself as, arguably the most prominent WebRTC analyst. He has been commenting on the industry for the past decade, while also training WebRTC professionals, co-running the testRTC […]

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Jitsi is back at Google Summer of Code

Hey there Fellow Jitsters! We’ve got some great news to share: Jitsi has been selected to participate in Google Summer of Code 2022! We had a several year hiatus, but we are thrilled to be […]

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Introducing the Jitsi Meet React SDK

Today we are releasing an often requested feature / package from the Jitsi community. We’re happy to announce the availability of the Jitsi Meet React SDK. This new SDK simplifies the integration of the Jitsi […]

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Who won over the classroom?

As you may know we have worked with the European Commission on a hackathon focused on Jitsi for education. The awards ceremony tool place this past Monday. You may watch it here: Now that we’ve […]

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Winning over the classroom with Jitsi

Hey there Fellow Jitsters! Today we are very excited to announce we are launching an education themed hackathon together with the European Commission. The ultimate goal is to improve Jitsi for education usage, which has […]

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March update: virtual backgrounds, new toolbar UI and more!

Hey there Fellow Jitsters! You might have noticed some changes on meet.jit.si. We rolled out a new release yesterday and we want to tell you all about it!

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JaaS: the Team that Builds Jitsi Can Now Also Run it for You!

TL;DR The Jitsi team at 8×8 are proud to announce the brand new and awesome Jitsi as a Service: world’s easiest way to embed video meetings in your apps and websites! All the power of […]

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End-to-end Encryption Beyond Buzzwords

Trying to navigate the complexities of privacy protection and end-to-end encryption for real-time comms? This talk from Jitsi founder Emil Ivov will help clarify things!

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Join us in the #HackingFromHome hackathon!

Ever since the project’s inception as a multi-protocol chat client back in 2003 collaboration has been at the heart of Jitsi. Protocols came and went and now thanks to WebRTC anyone can use Jitsi Meet […]

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This is what end-to-end encryption should look like!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Please make sure you check out our post on how end-to-end encryption in general does NOT offer a meaningful level of trust and protection when it comes to modern meetings services. Also […]

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Jitsi Meet features update, April 2020

Hello Fellow Jitsters! While we work on making sure our infrastructure is able to cope with the recent surge in traffic, we have managed to ship some features we think you may like, let’s go! […]

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Jitsi Meet Security & Privacy

Jitsi Meet Security & Privacy For us Fellow Jitsters, developing a platform our users can rely on is the most important thing. That means, amongst other things, we are very mindful of the security and […]

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You can help! Deploy your own Jitsi Meet instance now

The majority of plans we schedule each day are made with the assumption that we will be able to meet with people, face to face, and work out whatever we need to, with the appropriate […]

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Google Summer of Code 2020

Last week our friends at Google announced the list of organizations selected for the 2020 edition ot their GSoC 2020.  We have been privileged to partake in GSoC on multiple occasions, but there are many […]

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Introducing: Presenter Mode

Jitsi Meet has had the ability to share your screen with others for years now. Thanks to WebRTC it’s really effortless for applications to allow users to share a window, full-screen or browser tab. When […]

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Open Source SFUs

Today we are trying something new. We invited Tsahi Levent-Levi to write a guest postfor us. For those working with WebRTC for some time Tsahi will be a faminilar name. Tsahi has been working in […]

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Jitsi Meet now available on F-Droid

Hey there Fellow (Android) Jitsters! We have a good one for you today. Well, technically it went up on Friday, but in case you missed it, here we go: Jitsi Meet is now available on […]

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New mobile releases and open beta access

Hi there Fellow Jitsters! Today we are happy to announce Jitsi Meet for mobile 19.4! You can check the release notes here, but we’d like to talk about a couple of the new features here, […]

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JVB 2.0: preparing our video router for the next 10 years of video conferencing

Today we’d like to share a very important milestone for the Jitsi project: we just finalized the first version of JVB 2.0, the evolution of our trusty Jitsi Videobridge. What is the JVB? You may […]

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Jitsi Meet for mobile 19.0 released!

You might have noticed an update to Jitsi Meet on your Android or iOS device, that’s because our brand new release, 19.0 is out! “19.0?! What did I miss?!” we hear you say. The first […]

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Santa Claus video chat powered by Jitsi Meet

Every once in a while we learn about a project like no other using Jitsi Meet. Today we’d like to share one such project: Papa Noel Online and its sibling project Los Reyes Magos TV. These projects […]

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Jitsi + Solaborate HELLO 2

So, here’s something cool: Solaborate just announced support for Jitsi Meet in their HELLO 2 camera. Check out the demo, it looks pretty slick: Happy to announce that Jitsi Meet now works with HELLO 2. […]

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Communications Transformed: A Jitsi Episode

On this episode of the Communications Transformed podcast, Randy chats to Emil Ivov, Jitsi’s Founder and Project Lead. Emil talks about how Jitsi got started and how open source has been the cornerstone of our […]

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We have a new home and it won’t impact you

Today 8×8 announced it has acquired the Jitsi team and our technology from Atlassian. This is a great thing and will only help to keep Jitsi’s momentum with renewed investment. The Jitsi team will remain […]

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Jitsi at IIT-RTC 2018 – Cost Optimizing & P2P4121

The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago holds a Real Time Communications Conference – the IIT-RTC Conference – every year where Jitsi has been a regular presenter. This year, Senior Jitsi Developer and University of […]

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WebRTC vs. Zoom – A Simple Congestion Test

If you have already come across Zoom, then you’ve probably heard them make bold claims about their technology like this one for example: -web     Jitsi founder Emil Ivov recently mentioned in an interview that, in spite of […]

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New video explains geographical cascading

We announced our new geographical bridge cascading feature that helps to scale Jitsi Meet instances while minimizing latency between your conference participants. We have had a lot of questions on how this works, so Boris […]

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Jitsi Meet, now with geographical bridge cascading

Real-time communication is a tricky business, and large scale video conferencing is especially so. There are many things that can be done to improve user experience but they get harder and harder as you go through […]

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Remote desktop control and always-on-top view with the new Jitsi Meet desktop app

We recently blogged bout Google Summer of Code 2018 and the 3 projects which finished successfully. Today we are going to talk about one of those projects: Jitsi Meet Electron, or the Jitsi Meet desktop […]

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Jitsi Meet now with Google and Microsoft calendar support

Meetings are often hard to manage without the help of a calendar app which is why we are very happy to announce Jitsi Meet’s latest feature: the ability to connect your Google or Microsoft calendar […]

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New Jitsi Meet Mobile now with Live Streaming, better performance and more!

It’s been a while since we have last written about our mobile apps. We have been busy improving them, and now that 1.18 is available for Android and iOS, let’s talk about the release! This […]

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GSoC 2018 Results

We are happy to present the results of another year with the Google Summer of Code program. We had three students complete phase 2 of the program and all of them went on to complete […]

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Use Jitsi with Slack Today!

World’s most powerful open video conferencing platform now also available for Slack! Enable Jitsi for your team today https://jitsi.org/slack

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New feature: Brady Bunch style layout

Here’s the story of a lovely video layout and a powerful video engine that came together to form a new Brady Bunch style video layout: Each call participant’s individual video size is put into the […]

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New off-stage layer suppression feature

We have a new feature called off-stage layer suppression that helps save bandwidth and CPU for both end users and the Videobridge. To help handle the varying video qualities needed for the active speaker and […]

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Seen the news?

Hey all, we’ve been having plenty of questions so quick update: the recent news you have seen about Atlassian does not affect Jitsi. We are keeping course! So, have a great day everyone!

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Jitsi meets Docker

Jitsi Meet is composed of several components which work together for delivering the best video conferences, as you are used to already. When it comes to deploying these to production, there are, of course, many […]

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New tutorial video: Scaling Jitsi Meet in the Cloud

In Yasen Pramatarov’s latest tutorial video, he walks through concepts on how to scale and load balance a Jitsi Meet install in the cloud:   Yasen uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an example, but […]

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Learn how to Live Stream and Record on your Jitsi Meet Install

Yasen Pramatarov just released this third tutorial video. This one covers how to setup live streaming and recording using the Jibri module for Jitsi Meet. Jibri is a module that acts as a silent participant […]

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Tutorial video: How to Load Balance Jitsi Meet

The second in our series of video tutorials is now available. This one covers how to load balance Jitsi Meet with multiple Jitsi Videobridges like this: Load balancing is important for additional redundancy in production […]

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We have a new Community Forum!

Jitsi has a new Community Forum. Check it out at community.jitsi.org! This was way past due Previously we handled most of our community discussions via our Users and Dev mailing lists, which were originally setup […]

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New tutorial: Installing Jitsi Meet on your own Linux Server

We are working on a new series of video tutorials. We are happy to announce the first one today – a step-by-step guide on how to setup Jitsi Meet on your own server. The video […]

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