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UI Kit Add-Ons

UI Kit Add-on

In today's remote-first environment, the need for smooth, feature-packed video conferencing solutions is greater than ever. While some platforms offer basic prebuilt UIs for quick setup, these often fall short of meeting the unique needs of different organizations.

Creating a UI from the ground up is no small feat, especially for live video calling apps. Developers are caught in a tough spot, having to choose between platforms with limited UI options and those with no UI at all.

At Dyte, we recognize this challenge. That's why we offer a customizable UI to accelerate your development process, allowing you to focus on the unique aspects of your application. We bring forth the question we've been building up to — What if you could tailor your virtual meetings to your specific needs? Look no further, we are introducing add-ons as part of this very customizability package.

What are add-ons?

Add-ons are self-contained packages that enhance Dyte's prebuilt SDK by adding new features and customization options. With Add-ons, you can effortlessly integrate new capabilities into your video calls, making them more engaging and productive.

A few sample add-ons

Here are a few add-ons that we have created:

Hand raise

Interrupting someone during a meeting can be awkward. With the hand raise feature, participants can indicate they have something to say without interrupting the current speaker.

Here is how you use it:

import HandRaise from "@dytesdk/ui-kit-addons/hand-raise";

const handRaise = new HandRaise({ canRaiseHand: true, canManageRaisedHands: true });
const config = registerAddons([handRaise], meeting);


return (<DyteMeeting meeting={meeting} config={config} />);

Video background

Want to set the mood or hide a messy room? Video backgrounds let you replace your background with an image, whether a clean bookshelf, nature, or cityscape.

import VideoBackground from "@dytesdk/ui-kit-addons/video-background";

const videoBackground = new VideoBackground({
	images: [
	modes: ['blur', 'virtual', 'random'],
	randomCount: 8	
const config = registerAddons([videoBackground], meeting);

return (<DyteMeeting meeting={meeting} config={config} />);


Express your emotions without saying a word. Live reactions allow users to send emojis or quick responses that appear on everyone's screen, creating a more engaging discussion.

We also have the below add-ons for quickly adding action buttons in the control bar and sidebar participant tab.

Control bar button

Add a custom button that adds a custom control bar button.

import CustomButton from "@dytesdk/ui-kit-addons/custom-controlbar-button";

const customButton = new CustomButton({
	position: 'left', // left | center | right | more-menu
	label: 'Click me!',
  onClick: () => alert('Clicked!!'),
  icon: '<svg>...</svg>'

const config = registerAddons([customButton], meeting);

return (<DyteMeeting meeting={meeting} config={config} />);

Participant tab action

If you want to add a custom button under the sidebar participant tab for a workflow like Invite you can do so by using this add-on.

import ParticipantTabAction from "@dytesdk/ui-kit-addons/participant-tab-action";

const inviteAction = new ParticipantTabAction({
	position: 'bottom',
	label: 'Invite people',
    onClick: () => alert('Show invite modal!!'),

const config = registerAddons([inviteAction], meeting);

return (<DyteMeeting meeting={meeting} config={config} />);


Add-ons bring a new layer of flexibility and customization to your Dyte video call experience. By choosing the most relevant features to your needs, you can transform an ordinary video call into an engaging, efficient, and truly collaborative experience.

We're always looking to innovate and improve your video calling experience. Have an idea for a new add-on? We'd love to hear from you! Share your creative thoughts, and let's shape the future of video conferencing together. Please reach out to us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Stay tuned for more related blog posts in the future!

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