Posted On: Jun 2, 2022

The Amazon Chime SDK now lets developers centrally control each participant’s ability to send and receive audio, video, and screen share within a WebRTC session. Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add intelligent real-time audio, video, and screen share to their web and mobile applications. Enforcement of attendee capabilities is centralized in the WebRTC session, so developers do not have to rely on logic within client applications, which may be outdated in older versions.

Developers can align each participant’s capabilities with their role within their application use case and dynamically adjust them as needed. For example, an attendee in a webinar can only listen to audio and view webcam video and screen share. If an attendee wants to ask a question, they can be granted permission to share only audio. However, suppose the presenter needs to interrupt and stop the attendee from talking - the attendee’s audio can be immediately cut off by revoking their permission to share audio.

To learn more about the Amazon Chime SDK and controlling attendee capabilities, review the following resources: