Learn how to use RealEye.io - distributed 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.