This feature ships an AV1 encoder in Chrome desktop, specifically optimized for video conferencing with WebRTC integration.


AV1 encode is requested by a number of RTC applications, including Duo, Meet, and Webex. The primary benefits of AV1 are: - better compression efficiency to reduce bandwidth consumption and improve visual quality - Enabling video for users on very low bandwidth networks (offering video at 30kbps and lower) - Significant screen sharing efficiency improvements over VP9 and other codecs We are also promoting this launch to enable easier testing and experimentation with AV1 RTC calls.



Specification link

Specification being incubated in a Community Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Code already checked into Chrome, this feature release is enabling the flag by default

Last updated on 2021-12-29