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WebRTC protocol in Google Chrome browser

To enable WebRTC protocol properly in Google Chrome browser, follow these 5 steps:

Update Google Chrome: Make sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome installed. This ensures that you have the most up-to-date WebRTC support. To update Chrome, click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the browser, go to «Help» and then click «About Google Chrome.» Chrome will check for updates and install them if available.

Check WebRTC settings: By default, Google Chrome should have WebRTC enabled. To verify this, type «chrome://flags» into the address bar and press Enter. In the search bar, type «WebRTC» to find any relevant settings. If you find any settings related to WebRTC disabled, click the dropdown menu and select «Enabled.» Restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.

Allow camera and microphone access: WebRTC requires access to your camera and microphone for real-time communication. When prompted by a website that uses WebRTC, make sure to allow access to your camera and microphone. You can also manage these settings by clicking the lock icon next to the website's URL in the address bar and selecting «Site settings.»

Check for browser extensions: Some browser extensions might interfere with WebRTC functionality. If you're experiencing issues with WebRTC, try disabling your extensions one by one to see if the issue resolves. To do this, click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of Chrome, go to «More tools,» and click «Extensions.» Disable extensions by toggling the blue slider next to each one, then restart Chrome and test WebRTC again.

Test WebRTC functionality: To make sure WebRTC is working correctly, visit a WebRTC testing website such as This site will run a series of tests to ensure your browser is properly set up for WebRTC. Read more here:

If you follow these steps, WebRTC should be properly enabled in your Google Chrome browser, allowing you to use real-time communication features on websites and web applications that support the protocol.

Alternately you can use the following alternative websites to test your WebRTC functionality: – Online Mic Test allows you to test both your microphone and webcam. It's not specific to WebRTC but can help you verify that your devices are working correctly before using a WebRTC application.

Please note that these websites require you to grant permission to access your camera and microphone. Make sure you allow access when prompted to ensure accurate test results.

Updated on: 17/05/2024

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