Google is a very popular brand in almost every country. They introduced a new meeting platform which allowed to have free meeting calls. Google Meet is basically the refined & revamped version of Hangouts.
After the discontinuation of Google Hangouts, Meet is their go-to platform for video calls. During the pandemic, Google provided unlimited free video calls through its Meet platform. Although, it does not require you to download any specific application on PC as of now.
You can access Google Meet directly through the web browser. If you are on mobile, you can also access Meet through Gmail app itself or download their individual app as well.
Microsoft Teams is another one of the biggest platform for Meetings. You must have heard of it after the pandemic era only. As Microsoft used to have “Skype” only before we were introduced to such free applications.
There are a lot of features that are available for free on Microsoft Teams. Many colleges & schools have adopted Microsoft Teams. The interface is quite easy to understand as like the other applications on the internet.
If you are a Windows PC user, you must have got the app installed automatically with the recent updates. So, you don’t need to have anything else to enjoy free meeting calls from your PC.
We all have once in our life heard about TeamViewer. It used to be our favorite app for giving access of our PC remotely. Now, they also introduced free meeting calls through their Video Conferencing App.
It is simple application that you can trust for security, encryption & quality. With this application, it is easier to have video meetings while giving remote access to others. There are a lot of big brands that trust TeamViewer, as per their landing page.
TeamViewer allows free meeting only up to 5 participants. If you have more requirements, you will have to go for the paid plans/subscription.
Zoho is another platform which provides a lot of tools for business/startups, Zoho Meeting is one such product. They allow free meeting calls with the team members/friends. There are limited features for the free plan though.
You can only meet up to 3 participants including the host in the Free Plan. In the webinars, the limit is up to 10 attendees. Most of the other features are similar to Zoom’s free plan Meetings. However, the pricing of the paid subscription is not expensive at all.
You can even go for 14-days trial of their premium features before subscribing to their paid plans.
GoToMeeting is another meeting platform where you can host video meetings for free. This is powered by the same company which backs LastPass, LogMeIn. There are paid plans along with the free one.
However, Free plan of GoToMeeting just allows up to other 3 members in the meeting. The time-limit for 1 free meeting is 40 minutes, same like Zoom’s free meetings. It has easy-to-use 1-click interface for the web platforms.
The company claims to have clear audio even for the free meetings as well. The other features are similar to basic ones from most platforms.
Cisco Webex is also a great platform for hosting video meetings online. Well, it is quite better than other free platforms available out there. It has a lot of features available with better advantages over the others.
You can host a free meeting with up to 100 participants (which is 3-5 in most of the platforms). Also the time limit is up to 50 minutes (generally 40 on the others). However, it doesn’t allow recordings which is also rare on other platforms.
Most of the features are better on this one compared to the others(not the top ones though). The UI of this app is easier & attractive to use.
We all have experienced Skype a lot. Previously, Skype was the go-to platform for many of the organizations for international meetings. After the pandemic happened, Skype got replaced with the popular Zoom app.
Just because of expensive pricing, Skype could not gain as much popularity as it deserved. Though, Microsoft introduced Teams as their go-to platform for free meetings. But, Skype has its own user base.
Most of the features are now made available for free users in the trial as well. You can try many features on the Skype without spending a single penny.
lifesize is another Zoom Alternative that you can try for free meetings. There are various features of this platform that you can try. They claim to have best quality video & audio calls on their landing page.
You can host meetings for up to 10 members. You can also try their Enterprise plans in the 14-days trial campaign without any debit/credit card. However, you can only use the paid features during the 14 days trial only.
If you go for the paid enterprise plans, you can also grab some cool meeting hardwares for office use.
That was all about the Zoom alternatives that you can try for free. We tried to share as much as free alternatives to Zoom that provide similar experience. If you have any suggestions/queries, let us know through the comments.
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