WebRTC vs WebSockets: Which Is Right for Your Video Chat App?

What is WebSocket?

WebSocket is a full duplex, bidirectional protocol that enables two-way communication between browsers and web servers using a TCP/IP connection.

Use Cases of WebSocket

– Video Conferencing

– Social Feeds

– Sports Updates

– Location-based Apps

– Online Education

Use Cases of WebRTC

– HTML 5 Applications

– IoT apps

– Live Broadcasting

– Customer Support

– HR Management

– Social Networking

Can WebRTCs Replace WebSockets?

A Websocket establishes a connection between two browsers (clients) via a web server.

When these browsers interact, WebRTCs help sends and receive messages between these browsers without involving the web server that’s mentioned above.