What is a Session?

And what about participants, host and guest...

Here are a couple of terms that we use in the Session API and what they mean.

  • Session: A Coviu call that occurs between two or more parties at a specified time, and has a finite duration. A Coviu call is a web (video, audio, data) call on Coviu held through either a browser, native app, or mobile. Currently sessions may have up to 5 participants.
  • Participants: Users who may participate in a coviu call. We distinguish between hosts and guests.
  • Hosts: A session participant who is hosting a session and who controls access to the session. Also called the session owner. In this plugin, they are registered wordpress users.
  • Guest: A session participant who has been granted access to a session by the host