Zipcan is designed to be easy and fast. Our goal is to bring video chat to every corner of the web. Every website, app, or engagement opportunity can offer video calling with Zipcan. Here is how to make it happen. 

Basic setup: 

Create your account at Zipcan.com with the domain you plan to embed your Zipcan video chat. Choose your embed option. Button embed will place a floating “pill style” button on your website or page. Direct embed will place Zipcan in the content area of your app or website. 

Button Embed: 

  • Select your button options - text and color
  • Select a single room or multi-room instance. Click here for more details on which option is right for you. 
  • Copy the script
  • Paste it into the footer HTML or “Custom Code” section of your site. Typically this is found in the advanced section of a page or the setting section of your content management system. We also have step by step instructions for Hubspot, Squarespace, Shopify and many more. 
  • Save and you are done. You now have Zipcan video chat on your website for you and your customers. 

Direct Embed:

  • Select a single room or multi-room instance. Click here for more details on which option is right for you. 
  • Copy the iframe
  • Paste the iframe into any place in your site that accepts HTML. If you're using a CMS, often there is a module that accepts an embed code to place in your content.
  • Adjust the height and width of your iframe to work with the contents around it. 
  • Save and you are done. You now have Zipcan video chat on your website for you and your customers.

Advanced Embed

Zipcan supports advanced video chat embed with our NPM Package. If you are a developer, this option might be better for you. Click here to learn more.

Video Call on Zipcan

So how do you do a Zipcan call? 

  1. Anywhere you see Zipcan (or the demo on our website zipcan.com/demo), click the button. 
  2. When you see “Start a Video Chat”, enter your name to Get Started. If you see “Join the Video chat” that means someone else is already the host and you are about to join the call with others. In this case when you click “Join Now” the host may need to admit you in before you access the call. 
  3. Click ALLOW access to your camera and microphone. If you accidentally hit BLOCK, see this blog post.  
  4. Boom, you are in! Now you can invite others, manage your media settings, and share your screen.