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Which Web-Conferencing Platform is The Best For You?

COVID-19 has disrupted everyone's lives at some level in 2020. While, at this stage, many businesses are starting to reopen, a lot of jobs are going to continue as work-from-home positions well into 2021 or indefinitely. Video-conferencing is no longer just an occasional meeting with friends who live far away, but now is a vital tool for businesses to continue employing people and keep their operations somewhat "normal". Here, we are going to update you on which web-conferencing tool is best for you, whether you are using it for personal or business use.



For Business use:

These three video-conferencing companies are best for getting a large number of people on a call from varying locations. Many have paid options that will give you access to more user-friendly features.


Cisco Webex Meetings

  • Join up to 10,000 people in a meeting at once, with a grid view of 25 people at a time.

  • Share your screen, play a video directly on the video, or use the whiteboard feature for everyone to draw their ideas on.

  • Get meetings automatically added to your calendar, whether it's Google, Outlook, Office 365, etc.

BlueJeans

  • No downloads to start your experience. Anyone can click to join a meeting without having to take any previous steps.

  • Access the Command Center which shows a performance dashboard and analytics to monitor issues before you run into a problem.

  • Mobile for iOS and Android, so you can join from anywhere with the same features as a desktop video.

Zoom

  • Have up to 1,000 video participants and over 10,000 viewers.

  • Record your meetings locally or to the cloud, with searchable transcripts.

  • Create "rooms" that separate groups can go into for collaboration, these rooms can be on a timer set to bump people back into the main call.

Google Meet

  • Fully integrated with the G Suite that comes with a Gmail account, you can join a meeting straight from a calendar event or email invite.

  • "Teams using Skype for Business or meeting systems based on SIP and H.323 standards (e.g. Polycom and Cisco) can seamlessly join a Meet meeting through the Pexip Infinity Platform." (https://gsuite.google.com/products/meet/)





For Personal Use:

While some people may be restricted from seeing others still, this is a great way to catch up with friends and family. These platforms have features that create more of a fun-filled environment while on a video call.


Facebook Messenger

  • Meet with anyone who you are friends with on Facebook. Create a group or call a friend through the Facebook messenger app or on your desktop.

  • Free use with Wi-Fi and a Facebook profile.

  • Use face filters to spice up your video conversation.


Houseparty

  • Have up to 8 people at a time in a "room" and have infinite rooms that you can transfer to and from easily.

  • Use with iOS, Android, Mac, PC, or as a Google Chrome extension

  • Play games while on a video chat such as Houseparty Headsup, Trivia, or Quick Draw.


As we continue to build a "new normal" for life in 2020, we are here to help your new life run as smoothly as possible. If you ever have questions about web-conferencing, give us a call at 855-728-6824 or come by our shop in Woodland Park, CO.




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