Element Call - Quo Vadis
2022-08-26, 11:30–12:00 (Europe/Berlin), mainhall

Element Call is the world’s first decentralised voice and video conferencing platform powered entirely by Matrix (MSC3401). This conferencing platform includes the server side backend as well as the client side libraries. Using those base building blocks applications such as video|audio rooms, 1:1 calls or Third Room are are just a matter of business logic.

Element Call beta 1 and 2 focused on the client side implementation relying on a full-mesh network setup and were implemented as a single page application. Currently we are shaping the future by

  • embedding Element Call into the Matrix Element client and
  • implementing a Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU) which will allow us to support much larger calls than the current cap of roughly eight users and handle bad network conditions much better.

Engineering Manager at Element