RTC Data Channels
Data channels allow a web application to send and receive generic application data peer-to-peer.
This feature request is specifically about the *data channel* component of the WebRTC specification. This is separate from Object RTC and WebRTC 1.0 feature requests because the Platform Status site breaks out data channels separately.
RTC Data Channels:
Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/rtcdatachannels/?q=data%20channels
Uservoice: (this ticket)
Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcobjectrtcapi/?q=Object%20RTC
Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcwebrtcv10api/?q=WebRTC
Valerio Cappelli commented
after almost 2 years we are still here ... news?
Tufik Chediak commented
The Microsoft team really read this comments?, Look like they don't care offer a good browser solution... They only make the developers life painful...
But you know, in all places always there's the lazy neighbor, that make everything wrong and every body hate but should deal with him. That is edge.
Lennart Grahl commented
I'm also puzzled why this feature has been separated from ORTC and WebRTC. Data channels are **mandatory to implement**, at least in WebRTC.
For the same reason we permanently criticise Apple for not supporting both **mandatory** video codecs.
As a result of the lack of data channels in Edge, we actively push our 6 million daily users (and counting) onto Chrome :-(
Excluding the not-especially-pertinent 'Update IE' item, this is a top-10 feature request. It is, for me personally, a key differentiator between Chrome/FF and Edge. Some traction here, or any feedback from the dev team about timelines and plans, would be most welcome.
Is any1 from the edge team actually reviewing our ideas or it's a dead end?
Any update? +777
Emiliano Magliocca commented
Any update? +3
Wallon Walusayi commented
Any update? +2
any update? +1
Mariusz Bełtowski commented
Alfonso Acosta commented
Any updates on this?
Wilhelm W commented
Just like @Max previously commented, as of Safari 11 (Sept. 19, 2017) all other major browsers have implemented RTCDataChannels. Is it time to reevaluate the relevance of RTC Data Channels in Edge?
All browsers except Microsoft Edge support DataChannels, but why does Microsoft's Edge still not support DataChannels ???
john romero commented
There is also « typeof(DataChannel)!=='undefined'||typeof(RTCDataChannel)!=='undefined' » to ensure DataChannel feature is properly available. It could be really useful in edge because some fast paced real time multiplayer game need the datachannel :)
Philipp Hancke commented
Support can be determined by evaluating whether RTCPeerConnection.prototype.createDataChannel