The world of work is changing, and that means there are a growing number of opportunities for WebRTC to continue becoming the video streaming protocol of choice for both developers and business users. As companies invest in their hybrid and remote work models, quality video streaming will play a more essential part in maintaining high levels of communication between teams and employees.
Moreover, the Great Resignation and other challenges managers face around hiring and retention mean enterprises must devote more time and money to creating quality, seamless, and convenient employee experiences that will keep staff happy. Part of those strategies involve deploying reliable video streaming protocols like WebRTC to create exceptional video experiences that maintain a high level of employee engagement and empower teams to complete their job functions.
As video technology continues to evolve, here are some of the possible future trends and developments involving WebRTC:
Machine learning (ML)
WebRTC could enable users to train ML models using real-time video and audio input. This might provide enterprises with more complete information regarding operations and analytics they can use to more accurately automate and streamline existing processes for better, more efficient performance. ML capabilities will likely become more advanced as WebRTC integrations deepen, creating more effective AI/ML algorithms with more robust applications.
Internet of Things (IoT)
WebRTC facilitates greater video and audio connectivity between internet-enabled devices, maximizing connections between end users. In an enterprise setting, employees gain access to a much wider range of devices they can use to complete complex work functions and maintain connections with colleagues more conveniently. WebRTC will likely continue to be incorporated into IoT devices to enable real-time video and audio communications across a more comprehensive set of applications.
WebRTC is a bidirectional video streaming protocol, enabling interactions between both peers on either end of the connection. For company events, this facilitates a greater degree of engagement between event guests and participants, creating higher quality events that are better able to draw audiences and generate value. This is especially useful in an enterprise setting where live events form an important part of corporate agendas.
Companies are beginning to explore the opportunities created by the genesis of the metaverse — the digital-first virtual environment that promises to be the future of work, entertainment, socialization, and more. As enterprises seriously consider setting up shop in a virtual world, WebRTC might serve a critical function as data confidentiality, low latency, and reliable video and audio data transferrals will be fundamental and indispensable to the operation of workplaces in virtual reality.