Frequently Asked Questions

What's GitDuck?

GitDuck is a video chat tool built for developers that has direct integration to the IDE so you can talk, share your code in real-time and do pair programming in one place. Watch a 1min demo.


How to start with GitDuck?

  1. Create a GitDuck account and select your username.
  2. Install the IDE extension from GitDuck.
  3. Create a team and invite other developers.
  4. Join a video call with your team!
    You can share your code and collaborate with everyone that is part of that call and that also has the GitDuck plugin for their IDE.

How can I share my code?

You can share your code with our IDE plugins. btw the code is shared P2P, so it never touches our servers.

Install the GitDuck plugin for your IDE and join a video call. Your IDE will show in the bottom right when you can start sharing your code.


What IDEs does GitDuck support?

  • VS Code, VS Codium
  • IntelliJ
  • WebStorm
  • PyCharm
  • PhpStorm
  • CLion
  • Rider
  • RubyMine
  • AppCode
  • Android Studio
  • DataGrip
  • GoLand
  • Rubymine
  • More IDES coming soon!

Does the code or repository has to be on GitDuck?

No. We don't store any code and nothing ever touches our servers. We allow you to share your code via P2P with other people of your team so you can collaborate in real-time.


Is there a native or electron app?

No yet. 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?

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 to type "git duck" to start the video recording. So that's why we are called GitDuck.


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!