There are a few ways to jump in with Daily today: experiment in the dashboard to get to know Daily’s feature set, embed the Daily prebuilt UI, use the REST API server-side to create and manage rooms, or build an entirely custom video chat interface on top of the Daily call object API.

The dashboard lets you instantly create, configure, and test a Daily room URL. Jump to the guide.

The Daily prebuilt UI makes it possible to embed a working video chat widget into a website or app. Jump to the guide.

The Daily REST API allows you to programmatically manage rooms and room access from your server application. Jump to the guide.

A custom interface is built on top of the Daily call object API, which gives you fine grained control over call primitives like audio and video tracks, so you can build an entirely custom video chat interface. Jump to the guide.

Continue reading about the advantages of each approach here.

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