Supported Devices: What You Need to Make the Most of Whereby
Whereby is browser-based, which means there are a ton of supported devices you can use. Here’s what you should know.
You’ve probably been here before: You check your calendar for the day and realize you have a scheduled video conference starting in a couple of minutes.
You click the link to join the video call directly from the calendar invite. But now? You need to create an account so that you can download some random software or plugin first. And before you can do that? You apparently need to update your operating system.
The next thing you know, your download is moving at a glacial pace, you’re late for your chat, and you’re ready to throw your entire computer out the window.
And here you thought this type of communication was supposed to save you time, stress, and frustration.
There’s a better way – and it’s exactly why we created Whereby. You don’t need any logins or downloads to host or join a video conference, provided you’re on a supported device.
That leads you to the natural next question: What devices does Whereby support? We’re so glad you asked.
What browsers are supported by Whereby?
Whereby is entirely browser-based, which is why you don’t need to download any sort of software or create a login. We do this through something called WebRTC, which is built into most browsers.
Notice that we said most. It’s still relatively new technology, which means some browsers don’t have full support for WebRTC quite yet. You’ll want to use a fully-supported browser to access all of Whereby’s features and have the best experience. These include:
Whereby supports the two latest versions of these browsers, so you’ll want to make sure you’re running one of the most recent versions (or update your browser, if you need to).
We provide partial support for Safari, but some features aren’t available and the experience might be sort of spotty. So, your best bet is to use one of the above fully-supported browsers to avoid any headaches.
You can learn more about Whereby’s supported browsers right here.
What operating systems are supported by Whereby?
Because Whereby is browser-based, it’s compatible with basically any operating system.
With that said, it’s important to make sure that you update your operating system so that Whereby is running on a more up-to-date browser. The oldest operating systems that we provide support for are:
Windows: Windows 7 and later
Mac: MacOS 10.11 and later
Linux: Any x64 based system
What devices are supported by Whereby?
Now let’s talk about your actual hardware – you know, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
When it comes to computers (desktops and laptops), being completely browser-based means we’re able to work with whatever you’re using. Again, the most important thing is to ensure that your operating system and browser are up-to-date.
Are you on-the-go and need to join a video conference from your mobile device? That’s easy to do with Whereby too:
iOS devices: We offer an app that closely matches our desktop version. You can download it from the app store here.
Android devices: We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome. You just need to type your Room URL into your browser and you’re good to go!
Joining your meeting should be the easy part
If the process of joining your video conference is the toughest part of your meeting, there’s a problem. That’s exactly why we created Whereby – so you can host and join video calls without any logins, downloads, or hurdles worthy of chucking your computer out the window.
Whereby is compatible with a number of different browsers, operating systems, and devices. So, use a supported device and you can join your video conference in a single click – no computer-throwing required.