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Version: 0.1.x

Upload and Retrieve the Temporary File - React

This guide demonstrates how to upload and retrieve files from VideoSDK's temporary file storage system.


  • By using the uploadBase64File() function of the useFile hook, you can upload your file to Videosdk's Temporary storage.

  • The uploadBase64File() function only works with base64. Therefore, it is necessary to convert your file into base64 format.

  • You have to pass base64Data,token,fileName as parameter in uploadBase64File() function.

  • The function will return the corresponding fileUrl, which you can then use to retrieve the file.

const { uploadBase64File } = useFile();

async function uploadFile() {
const base64Data = "<Your File's base64>"; // Convert your file to base64 and pass here
const token = "<VIDEOSDK_TOKEN>";
const fileName = "myImage.jpeg"; // Provide name with extension here
const url = await uploadBase64File({ base64Data, token, fileName });
console.log("fileUrl", url);


  • By using the fetchBase64File() function of the useFile hook, you can retrieve your file from Videosdk's Temporary storage.

  • You have to pass the fileUrl which is returned by uploadBase64File() function, and the token as parameters to retrieve a file.

  • This function will return the image in the form of base64.

const { fetchBase64File } = useFile();

async function fetchFile() {
const url = "<Your FileUrl>"; // Provide fileUrl which is returned by uploadBase64File()
const token = "<VIDEOSDK_TOKEN>";
const base64 = await fetchBase64File({ url, token });
console.log("base64", base64);

The file stored in the system will be automatically deleted once the current room/meeting comes to an end.

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