News archive - Category: Jitsi Meet
Self-hosting a fully-featured Jitsi Meet instance just got as easy as pie
Hey there Fellow Jitsters! Have you ever considered adding telephony to your Jitsi Meet self-hosted instance? Up until now you only had the option to run Jigasi and deal with telephony yourself. Many of our […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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!Read more
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 […]Read more
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!Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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! […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Audio Only Mode in Jitsi Meet
Audio Only Mode in Jitsi Meet We often hear from our users that they’d like to have a low bandwidth mode. This is sometimes because they are on expensive satellite links that charge by the […]Read more
Telephony Support on meet.jit.si
Yes! You heard, or rather, read that right . You can now call into meet.jit.si conferences. Just head out to your Jitsi Meet Contact List, then click on “Share the link” and use the telephone numbers and […]Read more
New Layouts in Jitsi Meet
New layout for your 1:1s on meet.jit.si In the past people have often been confused about one specific aspect of our user interface: Notice how in both of the above cases there is a black […]Read more
Jitsi Meet now on mobile!!!
Yes! Jitsi Meet is now available for Android and iOS!!! Join your Jitsi Meetings from your phone!Read more
Jitsi: State of The Union
Simulcast now in production on meet.jit.si!
Tired of having to choose between 1080p and reasonable bandwidth consumption? The new simulcast support on meet.jit.si should make you happy then! Also run it yourself by installing Jitsi Meet and Jitsi Videobridge.Read more
Co-watch YouTube videos on the new meet.jit.si
Want to share YouTube videos and watch them together with friends? Try the new meet.jit.si!Read more
Research on Last N
We recently published a research paper about our “Last N” approach to videoconferencing. It describes how it all works and shows our evaluation based on the implementation in Jitsi Meet and Jitsi Videobridge.Read more