Google and Mozilla have together announced that their browsers are now able to communicate with each other using WebRTC technology.
Google has supported WebRTC powered video communication for a while in Chrome. Firefox has just added cross browser support in the latest nightlies.
For the first time, users can now communicate using this new plug-in less technology even if they use different browsers.
Google spoke about this new development:
To try this yourself, you’ll need desktop Chrome 25 Beta and Firefox Nightly for Desktop. In Firefox, you’ll need to go to about:config and set the media.peerconnection.enabled pref to “true”. Then head over to the WebRTC demo site and start calling.
Mozilla is excited to announce that we’ve achieved a major milestone in WebRTC development: WebRTC RTCPeerConnection interoperability between Firefox and Chrome. This effort was made possible because of the close collaboration between the open Web community and engineers from both Mozilla and Google.