Hope your year started off with a bang and not a bug! As fellow code enthusiasts, we understand that the secret to an amazing year involves simple code, compiler triumphs, and exciting updates. We've been hard at work on VideoSDK, and we're here to share the first batch of 2024 with you. Let's get into it.

πŸ”₯Most Requested Feature: Pre-call testing

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We heard you loud and clear! Introducing Pre-Call Testing in both our JS and React SDKs. Now, you can configure and assign devices before joining a call, ensuring a top-notch experience for users once they join a call.

βš™οΈ Pre-Call in JavaScript SDK

With the introduction of Pre-Call testing, we've added a set of new methods and events to the JavaScript SDK, providing you with a toolkit to enhance your Pre-call experience. For more information, check out our latest documentation and example here πŸ‘‡

️➑️ Pre-Call documentation for JS SDK

️️➑️ Pre-Call example in JS SDK

βš›οΈ Pre-call in React SDK

We've also integrated Pre-Call Testing into our React SDK, bringing a host of new methods and hooks to streamline your pre-call experience. To guide you through implementing Pre-Call in React SDK, check our docs page and code sample here πŸ‘‡

➑️ Pre-Call documentation in React SDK

➑️ Pre-Call example in React SDK

πŸ”’ Security Enhancements

Your safety is always our priority. Here's how we're strengthening security in our latest update:

Improved VPN and Proxy Detections: We've enhanced our model to detect and restrict VPNs and proxies with Geo-restrictions, ensuring your meetings remain secure and free from unauthorized access.

πŸ†™ General Updates

  • Improved Analytics for React Native: We've made your React Native calls smarter! Get a clearer picture of what's going on with improved insights.
  • Instagram RTMP Improvements: We've fine-tuned Instagram RTMP to work better than ever. These improvements mean that your live streams on Instagram will be smoother and of higher quality, making your broadcasting experience even more enjoyable.

πŸ› Bug fixes

  • Resolved an issue causing landscape video problems between the Firefox browser and native Android SDK.
  • Fixed an issue where the video stream orientation was incorrect for users utilizing the Firefox browser on iOS SDK.
  • Resolved a bug where the system microphone remained active after a user exited a call.

πŸš€ And, One More Thing about Twilio!

If you've been impacted by the Twilio Video API sunset and need a smooth transition, then

πŸ“¦ We launched the Twilio Migration Package

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In this, we're offering 1 Million Free Minutes, dedicated CS support, and comprehensive migration guides that will guide you every step of the way, making your migration hassle-free from Twilio. Trust VideoSDK to ensure your upgrade journey is seamless and efficient. Let's navigate this transition together!

➑️ See our Migration Package

➑️ Also, check our Migration Guides

Here's what our users have to say about us πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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πŸ“Œ Conclusion

And that's a wrap for January. But worry not dear reader, because the hustle continues! Β We already have exciting and innovative features in the coming months.

Oh, and if you haven't already, why not Signup for VideoSDK and join our lively Discord community? Let's continue this over there.

Until next time, keep up the momentum and stay tuned for what's next!