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During this journey you have learnt the basics about how to create a basic video conference application. You have seen how to enter a conference that is protected by a PIN and mute the microphone and camera. In the last tutorial you even have seen how to receive a presentation and to share the user's screen.

Now it's your turn to implement some new features.

By only using NPM packages you can add a lot of features to expand your app. Here are some ideas that you could use:

  • Conference chat: You could create a group chat for all the members of the conference.
  • Private chat: In case you want to support opening a chat with a single participant.
  • Participant list: It's very useful to have a list of all the participants that are connected to a conference and even have some buttons to act upon actions them. For example, you could expel a participant from the conference, mute them or transfer them to another conference.
  • Lock the conference: If a conference allows guests, they are connected automatically once the conference started. However, you may wish to prevent new users joining the conference once it started.
  • Change the layout: Normally the layout is predefined in each conference configuration in the Infinity Management Node, but a host user could have the capability of changing the layout during a meeting.
  • Spotlight a user: In some situations the host user may want to give focus to another participant, even if they aren't talking at that moment.
  • Raise hand: A common feature in conferencing applications is to allow the possibility to raise your hand to let the other participants know that you want to speak.
  • Whiteboard: If screen sharing is not enough, you could implement a whiteboard in which all the participants could draw at the same time . Once a drawing is made, the information should be shared with the rest of the participants through an Application Message.
  • Send DTMF digits: When you call into a third party conferencing system or via a gateway to a telephone support number, you are sometimes greeted by an automated IVR menu announcement saying something like "Press 1 for sales, Press 2 for support".
  • Send FECC: Some cameras support Far End Camera Control. A meeting host could send commands to move a camera or to zoom.

If you have any question, you can contact us through the Pexip Community Portal. For questions related to web development, you can go directly to the JavaScript Channel.