WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an HTML5 standard being drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), with a mailing list created in April 2011.[1][2], and jointly in the IETF with a working group chartered in May 2011.[3] It is also the name of framework that was open sourced on June 1, 2011, which implements early versions of the standard and allows web browsers to conduct real-time communication.[4] The goal of WebRTC is to enable applications such as voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without plugins.

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