Daily.co calls can have up to 200 participants. However, browser-based video calls are not well-suited to calls in which 200 people all have their cameras on at the same time. That many simultaneous video feeds uses too much network and CPU.
- For uses like webinars and online classrooms, which are 1:many meetings, use broadcast mode. (See next section.)
- For other uses cases that involve multiple camera feeds, it is strongly recommended to have only 6-8 cameras on at any given time. (The exact number depends on variables like devices and networks.) Configure the call so users join with cameras muted.
200-person calls work great for classroom and webinar use cases, with one or two people "broadcasting" video and audio, and everyone else watching/listening.
owner_only_broadcast room property enables this "broadcast" mode. Meeting owners can send audio and video. For other users, camera, microphone, and screen sharing are disabled and the camera, microphone, and screen share buttons are not displayed in the menu bar.
A meeting owner is either someone who joins via a meeting token that has the
is_owner property set to
true, or is a logged in Daily.co user that belongs to your Daily.co team.
If text chat is enabled for the room, all participants can send chat messages.
Updated 16 days ago