Is it possible to hide the room name?

We’re using the Jitsi Meet External API. Over the last couple of weeks, our rooms are showing the Room Name and a button with the number of participants. These two UI elements are floating over the video, with a slight, gradient overlay. How can we hide those two elements and the overlay?


Currently there is no such setting. Any contribution is welcome.

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May I ask is there any update for this case? still can not ?


Nope, there is no update. This is low priority and is not currently on the roadmap. To see such a setting, you can create a PR and we can look at it.
Any contribution is welcome. Thank you.

This is a bit of a hack, but you can run:

   const api = new JitsiMeetExternalAPI(domain, options);
   api.executeCommand('subject', ' ');

and it will set the subject of the meeting to an empty space, making it not appear at the top of the video. Note that it does need at least one space, not just '', as that will evaluate to falsy and it will revert back to the meeting name.


@Jacob_Smith would you be so kind and elaborate why this example works?

Thank you!

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Thanks a lot… This is want we wanted. Creating a random room name so that no users join the conference by mistake, and a same subject in the video …

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Hi Jacob,

how I am can process step to step?

Thank you for your help.
But, like Shimon_Pertz and Eliuas_Xx, I have no clue, where to put it. Does not look like a config file. So somewhere in the source. But where? Does it need to compile?

You can also try passing in the options to the external API:
configOverwrite: { subject: ‘123’ },
I think empty subject will not work.

@damencho Is it possible to pass de ‘123’ as a parameter into the url so to use a room fantasy number?


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Great @damencho !
It worked fine.

Then when I try with setting also the user name parameter it only takes the first parameter:
This case fails“123”#userInfo.displayName=“Daniel”
It seems that I need a separator before the second #
What would it be?
I’ve tried &,; but nothing works.

I follow a bit trying with & to concatenate two params but it won’t work in Chrome, at least.

On the other hand this works fine in Safari:“nwoodhouse”
But this doesn’t:“Fantasy Room Name”


You separate parameters with &:

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Thank you @corby !!! It worked fine in chrome with several parameters.

In chrome works perfect!

This is not working with the new lobby feature:

Is there any way to avoid the room name/invite to be displayed in the waiting room?

Nope, there is no such feature at the moment.

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Hey @damencho, I really need the lobby and I really need to override the room name by a fantasy name in order for participants to prevent sharing the room link to no authorised people.

In trying to do that I’ve searched for the words:
copyAndShare that is what triggers the sharing in the
app.bundle.min.js and I found this:

return a.a.createElement("div",
    {className:"url "+ (t?"done":""),onClick:o},
    a.a.createElement("div",{className:"copy-meeting text"},

Is it possible to cancel the publication of the link to the meeting there? or am I touching the code in the wrong place?

Also, in the config.js I’ve noticed the presence of this:
// Disables all invite functions from the app (share, invite, dial out…etc)
// disableInviteFunctions: true,
I’ve disabled that, but the invite function in the lobby screen is still visible and functional.

I think that when disabling in the config.js:
disableInviteFunctions: true,

It should disable also the sharing of the meeting room shown in the Lobby.
Is this functionality in the road map?