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  • By Viral Gandhi
    Create a Video Lobby Feature Video Lobby Title

    Ahoy! As you might know, Twilio works on a pay-as-you-go model and so does Twilio Video, meaning it charges per minute per participant for each video room. Hence, in most business cases it is not a good idea to start a video room until one of the following is true:

    • The host joins.
    • There are more than one participant in the room.
    • You can validate the schedule of the meeting before you start.

    In this article you are going to learn how to build a cost effective lobby (waiting) area feature for your Twilio Video application using Twilio Sync.

    What you’ll build

    The example scenario I will consider in this article is where the video room starts when a host joins the room. But this approach can also apply to starting a video room when more than one participant joins, or if it is a scheduled meeting and the …

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