In this article, we’re going to look at how to use WebRTC to relay chat messages between browsers in a React application. Last time we learned how to store and handle data in a React app. If you’ve just looking to learn about React and WebRTC, you should be able to follow this without reading the previous entries in the series.
Now at the fourth article in the series, we’re ready to start Connecting People (look at that funny Nokia reference). We’re going to use WebRTC to set up a direct connection between different chat participants, no backend required – well, we do need a little bit of backend for the initial connection handling… but it’ll all make sense soon!