Learn how to use RealEye.io - webcam eye-tracking platform.

Beata Lewandowska
Written by Beata Lewandowska

Hosted Sessions

Everything you need to know in order to have a successful Hosted Session.


Hosted sessions allow you to conduct eye-tracking sessions (for any type of study: image, video, or website) and see the participant's gaze live. At the same time, you can talk with your participant via another app (like Google Meet or by phone call) to give him/her instructions during the session and it will be all recorded, so you can later watch the gaze-recording and your conversation during the test.

NOTE: RealEye participants can't participate in the Hosted Sessions.

To use this feature, click on the "Start Hosted Session" button (under the participation link):

Then you'll see the following screen (you may need to allow microphone access as we record your voice as well during the session - please make sure, that you have set the correct microphone, the same applies to your participant):

Copy the link and send it to your participant (it's valid for 10 minutes). Once he/she clicks and agrees to share the screen and audio, you have to wait for the connection to establish.

NOTE: It's recommended to turn off other applications using a webcam (i.e. video conference tools) or at least their access to the webcam for the duration of the Hosted Session.

Then you need to start the session:

and you'll be able to see the participant's screen immediately:

To watch the session after the test is finished, click on the result, on the "Recording" button, and choose the "Host Recording" option.