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

Work in Progress! Some of the people watching our repos have been asking us what the deal was with this little new HIPS project (which by the way stands for Hidden In Plain Sight). Well, […]

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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: Jitsi founder Emil Ivov recently mentioned in an interview that, in spite of their repeated claims, […]

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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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The Atlassian Acquisition – 3 years later

picture of Emil on mobile during a Stride call

It has been 3 years Atlassian became Jitsi’s new home! To help give us an objective view on our accomplishments and where we are going next, we asked Chad Hart of webrtcHacks to do a […]

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Jitsi Meet stable releases, now more discoverable!

If you have been following the Jitsi Meet development for some time, you might have noticed the sheer amount of git tags. We make tags for every successful build our CI makes, and also every […]

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GSoC 2018: ready fuels!

It’s that time of the year again! We are incredibly happy to have been chosen again as an organization for Google Summer of Code. After the tough process of choosing candidates and projects, here are […]

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Jitsi Meet Simplified!

Did you ever think that all the features in Jitsi Meet kind of made you work too hard in order to find what you were really looking for? Was it in the side toolbar? Or […]

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Help us with our Jitsi User Survey!

Calling out to all Jitsi users and aficionados! Please take a minute to make Jitsi better by answering 9 quick questions on our user survey: Help us improve the Jitsi community with your feedback. The […]

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GSoC student applications are open

Hey everyone, Student applications for Google Summer of Code 2018 are now open. If you would like to apply with the Jitsi organization, please refer to this page for some useful tips. We encourage students […]

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Jitsi wins LinuxLinks’ 2018 award for Best Open Source Video Conferencing Software

We were just alerted by @linuxlinks that we are the winner of their 2018 award for Best Open Source Video Conferencing Software. That’s always a pleasure for us and obviously a good reason for everyone to […]

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Hello GSoC 2018! Here we come!

It is happening! Again! Our friends at Google Summer of Code have graciously accepted us as a participant in the 2018 edition of the program! Dear students, all over the world, this is probably one […]

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meet.jit.si now fully available over IPv6

This would have been hard to believe a few years ago but, today, there are a number of cases where one could find themselves in an IPv6-only network. For example, accessing the Internet from some […]

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New Jitsi Meet mobile versions released!

With 2017 close to ending, we have one more Jitsi Meet mobile release for you! In this release we focused on two main areas: the welcome page and error handling. The welcome page has been […]

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Improving WebRTC Call Quality with Machine Learning. Check out Emil’s talk from Kranky Geek 2017

One of the most challenging problems in Video transport is the ability to determine exactly how much data exactly one can send without overwhelming their peer. In this video Emil talks about how machine learning […]

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Jitsi Meet wins the Open Source Classic award at DINAcon 2017

We are humbled to share that Jitsi Meet has won the Open Source Classic award at the DINAcon awards 2017, which took place in Bern (Switzerland) last Friday. The list of nominees was impressive, so […]

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Jitsi Meet mobile now supports authentication!

A good number of you have been setting up Jitsi Meet with authentication regardless of the fact that merely making sense of our tutorial on the subject is a notable act of heroism (anyone interested in […]

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GSoC 2017 final results

Another summer of code is behind us, and we’re here to present what our GSoC students accomplished throughout the program. We had four students this year, and three of them completed their projects while one […]

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Matrix adds support for video with Jitsi

Our friends from Matrix have just finished their Jitsi integration and now have first class video conferencing support! Go Matrix!

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A speech-to-text prototype

We now have a working prototype of speech-to-text in jitsi-meet, implemented as part of jigasi. In this first version the transcribed text is just added to the chat, but a better interface is in the […]

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Introducing the Jitsi Meet mobile SDK

Jitsi Meet has been available on mobile for some time now. The app works on both Android and iOS, and while it uses meet.jit.si to create conferences by default, it works with any custom Jitsi […]

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