RTCPeerConnection.close()

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The RTCPeerConnection.close() method closes the current peer connection.

Syntax

peerConnection.close();

This method has no parameters, and returns nothing.

Calling this method terminates the RTCPeerConnection's ICE agent, ending any ongoing ICE processing and any active streams. This also releases any resources in use by the ICE agent, including TURN permissions. All RTCRtpSender objects are considered to be stopped once this returns (they may still be in the process of stopping, but for all intents and purposes, they're stopped).

Once this method returns, the signaling state as returned by RTCPeerConnection.signalingState is closed.

Make sure that you delete all references to the previous RTCPeerConnection before attempting to create a new one that connects to the same remote peer, as not doing so might result in some errors depending on the browser.

Example

var pc = new RTCPeerConnection();
var dc = pc.createDataChannel("my channel");

dc.onmessage = function (event) {
  console.log("received: " + event.data);
  pc.close(); // We decided to close after the first received message
};

dc.onopen = function () {
  console.log("datachannel open");
};

dc.onclose = function () {
  console.log("datachannel close");
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCPeerConnection.close()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome ? Edge Full support 15Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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See also

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