The best zoom alternatives for video conferencing – ABOUT MAG 2020

recent security and privacy concerns Zoom, try a good zoom alternative. They are great for video calls with friends and family or for conferences with your colleagues while working at home. “data-reactid =” 12 “> Zoom is one of the fastest growing video conferencing apps out there. It’s easy to set up and host video calls. recent security and privacy concerns Zoom, try a good zoom alternative. They are great for video calls with friends and family or for conferences with your colleagues while working at home.

It is worth mentioning that, although all have free versions, some offer temporary access to additional features, if you need them. The following list includes applications that allow you to participate without having to register for the application (although some may require the host to register).

Cisco Webex

Best Zoom Alternatives – Cisco Webex

Main features

  • Up to 100 participants.
  • Unlimited time for each meeting.
  • Call for audio.

Webex is a videoconferencing application that has been around for some time. The company was originally founded in 1995 and was later acquired by Cisco in 2007. Although it was known as a business application and continues to focus on serving businesses, it has a very good free version that is worth checking out – especially as it has expanded the freemium version features from 50 to 100 participants, removed the 40-minute limit on meetings and added calling skills. “data-reactid =” 40 “>Webex is a videoconferencing application that has been around for some time. The company was originally founded in 1995 and was later acquired by Cisco in 2007. Although it was known as a business application and continues to focus on serving businesses, it has a very good free version that is worth checking out – especially as it has expanded the freemium version features from 50 to 100 participants, removed the 40-minute limit on meetings and added calling skills.

In addition to the free version, Webex also offers premium plans starting at $ 13.50 per month, per host. Premium plans offer additional functionality, including cloud storage, recording transcripts, a video file for downloading meetings, customizable meeting room links and more. The company also sells a range of video conferencing products for business users, such as the Cisco Webex Room Kit and Cisco Webex Desk Pro.

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Get to know Skype now

Main features

  • Keep a recording of the call for up to 30 days.
  • You can blur the background (if you have the app).
  • Share presentations.

Skype website to create a free conference room – there is no need to download applications. “data-reactid =” 69 “> Another long-standing player in the videoconferencing space is Skype, which, thanks to its high quality audio and video, has been one for the platform for individual conversations since the beta version was launched in 2003. Your Meet Now feature (accessed by choosing the Discover now button on the left side of the app) offers free video conferencing. You can even go to the Skype website to create a free conference room – no need to download the app.

how to start using Skype. “data-reactid =” 70 “> If you need a hand, here it is how to start using Skype.

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Jitsi Meet

Main features

  • Up to 75 participants.
  • Public or private chat.
  • You can blur the background (in beta).
  • Integrates with Slack, Google Calendar and Office 365.

Jitsi Meet is an open source platform that allows you to quickly and easily create an online meeting by navigating to the site and clicking Go. If you’re more technical and want to create your own dedicated solution, check out Jitsu Videobridge. However, it is worth mentioning that most people will be perfectly satisfied with the version of the Web, which offers many features found in popular applications, such as chat, screen sharing and the ability to “kick” troublemakers. “Data-reactid =” 103 “>Jitsi Meet is an open source platform that allows you to quickly and easily create an online meeting by navigating to the site and clicking Go. If you’re more technical and want to create your own dedicated solution, check out Jitsu Videobridge. However, it is worth mentioning that most people will be perfectly satisfied with the Web version, which offers many features found in more popular applications, such as chat, screen sharing and the ability to “kick” problems.

Additional Jitsi Meet features include iOS and Android apps, the ability to broadcast your meeting via YouTube Live, the option to lock your room with a password and even the ability to embed your Jitsi Meet call on a website. In addition, as the Jitsi Meet is open source, it is completely free.

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Google Hangouts

Better alternatives to Zoom – Google Hangouts

Main features

  • Up to 10 participants.
  • Voice chats can have up to 150 participants.

Google Hangouts? Well, despite not being promoted by Google, the service is still available and free. You can use Hangouts to video chat with up to 10 people. There are not many resources. You have access to a text chat and can share your screen, but that really is it. Still, if you want it quick and easy, it’s worth checking out. “Data-reactid =” 131 “> Remember Google Hangouts? Well, despite not being promoted by Google, the service is still available and free. You can use Hangouts to video chat with up to 10 people. There are not many resources. You have access to a text chat and can share your screen, but that really is it. Still, if you want it quick and easy, it’s worth checking out.

Hangouts Meet rather than. Hangouts Meet can accommodate up to 250 participants per call, depending on your plan. G Suite starts at $ 6 per month, per user and includes access to Gmail for Business (which you can use with your own domain), up to unlimited cloud storage space (depending on your plan and the number of users), plus access to all other Google services, such as Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides, etc. for your company. “data-reactid =” 132 “> If you are already a G Suite customer, consider considering Hangouts Meet rather than. Hangouts Meet can accommodate up to 250 participants per call, depending on your plan. G Suite starts at $ 6 per month, per user and includes access to Gmail for Business (which you can use with your own domain), up to unlimited cloud storage space (depending on your plan and the number of users), plus access to all other Google services, such as Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides, etc. for your company.

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Talky

Best Zoom Alternatives – Talky

Main features

  • Incredibly easy to set up.
  • It does not require any registration.
  • Up to six participants.

Lander game while waiting for your friends or colleagues to show up on the call. The only negative potential is that it is limited to six people per call. “Data-reactid =” 160 “> Talky is a simple and simple video chat application that you can use to create a video call in a matter of seconds. Require any type of registration to use, just choose a name for your group and send the link to your friends. You can also share your screen and even spend time touching the Lander game while waiting for your friends or colleagues to show up on the call. The only negative potential is that it is limited to six people per call.

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