Frequently Asked Questions

What's GitDuck?

GitDuck is a tool to record yourself programming. It allows you to record and share a video linked to your code so you can show how you code and watch how other developers work.
You can use it to do:


How does it work?

GitDuck will record your screen, microphone and your code. Everything will be linked, so you can click on the code and replay it's development.

Once you start recording with GitDuck, it generates a live streaming so anyone can watch you live. The same link can be used to replay the coding session later. Check an example https://gitduck.com/watch/5d6fcc075e065d6d69a278b4.


How to start using GitDuck?

  1. Create a GitDuck account and select your username.
  2. Record using the Chrome browser by clicking on the New Video button.

Alternatively, you can also stream with OBS (or any other streaming software). Check the instructions.


How can I link my code to the video

In order to link your code you need to install our IDE extensions. Right now we have it available for VS Code. Check the details here.

You can either link your code by making a commit while recording or just select a code snippet. To do that, in your VS Code: Right-click and select Upload Snippet.


What data are you collecting?

We naturally care about privacy and security. We record the screen, the microphone and the commit info that you commit while recording. You can always delete your videos and all data associated with it at any time.

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.


Is GitDuck open source?

Our extension is open source and we are going to open other parts of our technology soon. Check https://github.com/gitduckhq.


Can I contribute to GitDuck?

Sure! One of the things we need help with is porting our extension to all IDEs and operating systems. Be sure to check our repository.

You can also follow our transparent roadmap and see what we are working on and the next things we are going to add to the platform.


Can I record private videos?

Yes you can! There are 3 visibility levels in GitDuck:

  • 🌎 Record publicly so anyone with the link can see it.
  • 🔒 Record privately and only you can watch.
  • 🏀 Record for a team and only you and your team members can watch it.

How can I use GitDuck with a team?

Very simple. Create a team and invite other developers to join it. You will be able to do share coding sessions that only your team members can watch and participate.


Is GitDuck free?

  • Yes, GitDuck is free if you are doing public live coding.
  • GitDuck will costs $49/monthly if you are using it with a team (4 seats).

Early adopters are going to be able to use GitDuck either for free or with huge discounts.


How can I talk to the GitDuck team?

You can always contact us at help @ gitduck.com.