Frequently Asked Questions

What's GitDuck?

GitDuck is a video chat tool built for software teams that enables you to talk and collaborate in real-time.

With GitDuck you can share your code directly from your IDE, share your terminal, screen and collaborate as if you were side-by-side.


How to start with GitDuck?

  1. Create a GitDuck account and select your username.
  2. Create a team or join an existing one.
  3. Join a video call with your team!

How can I share my code?

Share your code by using the GitDuck plugin for your IDE. Install the plugin for your and IDE and login your IDE with your GitDuck account.

Once you are on a GitDuck call, you will be able to share your code or join a coding session with our IDE plugins.

By the way, the code is shared P2P and it never touches our servers.


What IDEs does GitDuck support?


How can I share my terminal

Install our terminal integration with npm so you can share any terminal session on a GitDuck call.

To install, type on your terminal: $ npm install --global gitduck

Then login on yout GitDuck account: $ gitduck login

While on a call, type this on your terminal: $ gitduck share


Does the code or repository has to be on GitDuck?

No. We don't store any code and no data touches our servers. We allow you to share your code P2P and encrypted with other people of your team so you can collaborate in real-time.


Is there a native app?

Not yet, but you can use the GitDuck web app directly with our IDE plugins.


What data are you collecting?

We deeply care about your privacy and security.

We use Segment with Amplitude to analyze the product usage. We use Google Analytics to analyze the web traffic. Any personal info stored is the one provided by the user and can also be deleted very easily by the user.

Please read about our security here.


Why are you called GitDuck?

With the first version of the product you could record a video explaining your last commit, like rubber duck debugging but with video. In that time we thought it would be nice, after typing "git commit" to type "git duck" to start the video recording. That's why we are called GitDuck.


Are you hiring?

Yes! Are you passionate about creating tools that allow people to be more productive and easily share their knowledge? Let's talk!


How can I talk to the GitDuck team?

You can always contact us at help @ gitduck.com or join our Slack group. Come talk to us!