Supported Browsers & Devices
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Our goal is to make Whereby as easy as possible to invite people to your room, which is why we don't require any logins or downloads to join a conversation! We do this thanks to WebRTC, which can be built-in to most modern browsers.
However, because this is a relatively new web technology, some browsers don't have full support for it yet, so to use Whereby your browser needs to support WebRTC (see below for a table of supported browsers).
Desktop & Laptop Computers
The great thing about being entirely browser-based is that we're able to support any operating system that's capable of running one of our supported browsers.
Whether it's MacOS, Linux, or Windows, we've got you covered as long as you can run an up-to-date and supported browser!
Because Whereby is entirely browser-based, it's important that you can run the most recent version of our supported browsers. Below are the oldest operating systems that we can provide support for:
- Windows: Windows 7 and later
- Mac: MacOS 10.11 and later
- Linux: Any x64 based system
Note on Screensharing for Linux Users
We've found that Linux users that use the Wayland protocol for their display server will experience issues with screen sharing. Unfortunately, this is a well-documented issue that's tied to Wayland and not something we've implemented specifically, so this is something that we can't action on. Our recommendation for Linux users is to use the Xorg protocol, as it doesn't experience these issues.
Full Browser Support
Any browser that has built-in support for WebRTC should be able to use Whereby without issues. All of the below browsers have full support for WebRTC and will deliver the best experience when using Whereby.
We support the two latest versions of all of these browsers, so if you're experiencing problems, try updating your browser (typically you can update your browser under Settings>About). As we roll out support for more browsers, we'll be sure to update this article.
Safari doesn't support some features like recording or screen sharing a single tab due to their partial support for WebRTC. If you're experiencing any issues while using Safari please try switching to one of the fully supported browsers listed above.
We offer a fantastic app that closely matches the features of our desktop version of Whereby! The only features currently missing from iOS app are screen sharing, recording, and Breakout Groups. You can download the iOS version of Whereby in the App Store. The iOS app requires iOS 12.0 or later for installation.
Users can access Whereby via the Safari browser on iOS version 13.1 or later. Chrome on iOS is also supported in iOS 14.5 or later.
On Android devices, for the most seamless experience, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome. Type the Room URL into your browser, and you'll join the meeting in our new Progressive Web App experience!