Experiment in the dashboard

We designed the dashboard as a sort of playground for you to get to know Daily and experiment with call features. One of the first things you can do from the dashboard is create a Daily room URL.

Opening a Daily room URL directly in your web browser is the fastest way to test out Daily Prebuilt, our ready-to-use, embeddable video chat interface. After creating the room URL in the dashboard, you can open it in a new browser tab to immediately test Daily’s video call interface.

Using room URLs in the browser is great for testing, and can be useful for quick team meetings. BUT, you’ll want your production-ready video calls to be embedded on your own domain. And, if you’re planning on building a HIPAA compliant application, Daily room URLs must be embedded. Read more about HIPAA compliance and Daily, or jump to the Daily Prebuilt guide.

Step by step guide: create a Daily room URL from the dashboard

  1. Go to https://dashboard.daily.co. Make sure you've signed up for an account if you haven't already.
  2. Click the "Rooms" tab in the left rail.
  3. Click the "Create Room" button in the top-right corner.

Teal arrow points to "Create room" button in the Daily dashboard

  1. Configure the room settings.

You can set configuration properties on any Daily room. By default, rooms will be public with cameras and microphones enabled. If you don’t enter a meeting name, a random one will be securely generated for you. More advanced configuration properties can also be set, like enabling or disabling text chat and screen sharing, room expiration, and owner-only broadcast. You can read about all the different room configuration properties in our reference docs.

The create room page in the Daily dashboard displays a table where the user can select room properties and then press create button

  1. Click "Create room".
  2. Copy the URL to your clipboard, and paste it in a new browser tab.

Once you’re done experimenting with Daily room settings in the dashboard, you’re ready to move on to embed Daily Prebuilt in your own app, or to build a custom video chat interface.

User roles and permissions

There are two user roles on a Daily team:

  • Admin
  • Team member

The person who creates the domain is an admin by default. The admin can manage adding, updating, and removing other team members.

Dashboard premissions

AdminTeam member
View API key
Regenerate API key
Delete rooms
Make billing updates
Access recordings
View domain usage
View session details
Create rooms
View rooms
Change room settings
Access API logs
See members table

Add dashboard team members

Admins of a Daily domain can invite and remove teammates in the "Settings" tab of the dashboard.

To add a member, send them an invite link:

  • Click "Settings" tab.
  • Click "Add member" button.
  • A modal with an invite link pops up. Copy and send the link to teammates.

Teal arrow points to "Add member" button in the Daily dashboard

Modal in the Daily dashboard prompts viewer to copy link to invite new members

Update a dashboard team member's role

  • Click on the "⋮" to the right of the member's name and click "Change role...".
  • Select between Admin and Member.
  • Click "Change role" to confirm.

Remove a dashboard team member

  • Click on the "⋮" to the right of the member's name and click "Remove member...".
  • Confirm you'd like to remove the member by clicking the "Yes, remove member" button.

More dashboard features on the Daily blog