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Daily.co Video Calls API Developer Documentation

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API Reference

Customizing the in-call UI

Enabling and disabling meeting features

For a fully custom UI, please see createCallObject() or our blog post about React.

Room and meeting token properties

Many parts of the in-call experience can be customized by changing room or meeting token properties.

The following UI-related properties can be set at the room level, or using a meeting token. If a property is set for the room and also set in the meeting token, the meeting token setting takes precedence.

Properties that can be set at both room and meeting token level
enable_screenshare
enable_recording
start_with_video_off
start_with_audio_off

These UI-related properties can be specified at the room level:

UI-related room properties
enable_knocking
enable_chat
owner_only_broadcast

And these UI-related properties can be configured using meeting tokens:

UI-related meeting token properties
is_owner
start_cloud_recording_on_join
close_tab_on_meeting_exit
redirect_on_meeting_exit (this can also be set at the domain level)

UI flows when a user leaves a meeting

Two properties control what happens when a user leaves a meeting from a standalone browser tab: close_tab_on_meeting_exit and redirect_on_meeting_exit.

If close_tab_on_meeting_exit is set to true, the browser tab closes when the user clicks the leave meeting button in the in-call menu bar.

If the redirect_on_meeting_exit property is set, the property value will be interpreted as a URL that the browser should redirect to when the user clicks the leave meeting button. A query string that includes the parameter recent_call=<domain>/<room> is appended to the URL.

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By default, there is no leave meeting button in the iframe embedded UI; you control that meeting flow with your own UI code outside the iframe. Or you can add a leave call button to the embedded UI with our Javascript API.

API plan level, and Daily.co branding

There are currently two different "flavors" of UX defaults for Daily.co rooms: with Daily.co branding (Free and Launch plan), and without Daily.co branding (Scale plan).

This applies to all of the following cases:

  • The room was created by an API call,
  • The call UI is embedded in an iframe,
  • The call was joined via a URL that includes a meeting token
  • The call was joined via a URL that includes theautojoin query parameter.
  • The room's autojoin property is set

To remove Daily.co branding, upgrade to the Scale plan. The free and Launch plans include Daily.co branding. (See API pricing plans.)

Here's a table listing the differences between the two different UX variants:

Meeting elementFree and Launch PlanScale Plan
enable_chatdefault: falsedefault: false
enable_screensharedefault: truedefault: true
enable_recordingnot alloweddefault: not enabled
start_video_offdefault: falsedefault: false
start_audio_offdefault: falsedefault: false
enable_knockingdefault: falsedefault: false
owner_only_broadcastdefault: falsedefault: false
top action/branding barPowered by Daily.conone
browser warnings displayednono
menu bar meeting invite info displayedyesyes
help menu/icon displayednono
more-menu "shh" mode buttonownerowner
more-menu top brandingDaily.co brandingnone

Updated 5 days ago

Customizing the in-call UI


Enabling and disabling meeting features

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