Online meeting and conference tools have become a part of our lives. They help us work from home and stay in touch with loved ones. For example, I once joined a friend’s wedding from far away using Zoom. Isn’t that neat?
Here are 10 online meeting tools for you. Each has its own special features and is made for different types of users. This might help you choose the right one.
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1. Zoho Meeting
Zoho Meeting is a strong choice for online meetings. Many people think of Zoom first, but Zoho Meeting is also worth considering.
If you’re a freelancer, the free version has everything you might need. For larger companies, Zoho offers many useful features. Tools like Zoho CRM work well with Zoho Meeting. It also has file sharing, group chats, sharing apps, and can work with other third-party tools.
Airmeet is an online tool many use for virtual events. It’s simple to start, and they offer great help if needed. Airmeet is mainly for planned events, not just casual online chats.
Their free version can have 100 guests. Every plan has a social area where guests can chat before the event starts. They also offer polls, Q&A sessions, and even allow you to set up automatic tasks with Zapier.
3. Google Meet
I really like Google Meet for online meetings. It’s simple: open it in a web browser, and you’re set. No need to download any apps. You can join meetings on your phone or even by calling in. It offers features to run online meetings or classes. Plus, you can record meetings and save them to your Google Drive.
You don’t need a Google account to join a meeting, but you need one to start your own. It’s free and has everything you might need on the move. Another neat feature is its Speech to Text. This means you can talk, and it will show subtitles. It’s not flawless, but it’s handy!
Microsoft Teams offers many tools by Microsoft for companies with remote workers. It provides tools for project management, chatting, and more.
You can do many things in one spot. Write documents, set tasks, follow activities, and hold meetings. The free version lets you have a call with 100 people.
Many people know Skype. It’s a simple tool for chatting, used for both fun and work. Many help desks use it to support their customers. But its standout feature is online meetings with up to 100 people.
Facebook Messenger Rooms might not be your first thought for online meetings, but it’s a good option. It quietly became a part of Facebook. It can host 50 people. Plus, you can set when it happens, decide who can join, and more.
GoToMeeting has been here before tools like Zoom and Google Meet became famous. It’s related to GoToWebinar, which many people use to hold webinars.
The webinar version might be a bit costly, but GoToMeeting is affordable at $12/month and can have 150 guests.
If you use iOS or Mac, FaceTime is a handy tool for video calls. It’s perfect for talking with co-workers, family, or friends. Since it’s built into these devices, there’s no setup needed. Just use a phone number or iCloud email to begin.
9. Cisco Webex
Cisco Webex is a unique tool from a trusted company. It’s easy to use and offers many of the features seen in tools like Zoom. But its standout feature is its built-in A.I. assistant. During meetings, you can give voice commands, and this A.I. will take notes, set reminders, and more.
Zoom is a widely-used online meeting tool, especially since many started working from home due to the pandemic. Schools, companies, and even families use it for group calls.
Zoom is user-friendly and offers a free version with many features. Users can change backgrounds, share their screens, use filters, and more.
I hope this list helps you pick the right tool. I prefer Google Meet personally, but at work, we mostly use Zoom. For our basic needs, any of these tools work. But if Google Meet had the fun backgrounds like Zoom, it would be amazing!