Tired of Zoom? Try These 10 Other Video Chat Platforms

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Tired of Zoom? Try These 10 Other Video Chat Platforms

 

Spice up your virtual meetings by giving Glip, Wire, or Jitsi Meet a whirl.

John Rampton, Founder, Calendar and Due

In most cases, Zoom is a safe, solid option for all your videoconferencing needs. But it never hurts to try new tech, right?

If you’re looking for a better video chat fit, give these 10 Zoom alternatives a shot:

1. Google Meet

Perhaps the most popular alternative to Zoom is Google Meet. Originally, this was only available to paying G-Suite customers, but due to the pandemic, it’s now available to anyone for free either at meet.google.com or iOS or Android.

If you live in the Google ecosystem, you can also access Meet through Gmail or Google Calendar. That means you can instantly start a meeting or schedule one in your Google Calendar. You then share the meeting link with invitees.

Meet lets you hold video calls with up to 250 participants. You can also host presentations and record meetings — which can be saved to Drive. Other notable features include:

  • Two-step authentication
  • File and screen sharing
  • Chat messaging
  • Q&A and live pooling tools
  • Whiteboard tools
  • Custom background images
  • Grid view
  • Low-light mode and noise cancellation

Personally, I also think that Google Meet is one of the easiest video conferencing tools to learn and use as well.

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