26 May, 2020

Businesses have been required to work remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have been relying heavily on video-conferencing software over the past few months.

Here are just a few of the benefits:

  1. Team members are less likely to multitask on video

  2. Seeing a real face makes a genuine connection

  3. It’s easier to get your point across on video

  4. It makes it easier to complete tasks

To make sure you get the best quality possible, we bring you the best video conferencing apps for virtual meetings.

Zoom

Zoom bills itself as the app that makes video conferencing frictionless. Aside from the flawless HD video conferencing, other perks include mobile or desktop screen sharing, integrated audio, content sharing, and a nifty scheduling display. They even let you choose from different views.

Best feature: Zoom’s unique “Zoom Rooms” has Huddle rooms, executive offices, training rooms, and conference rooms sporting whiteboards and collaborative touch screens that push zoom over the top and onto our list.

GoToMeeting

For easy online meetings, many businesses choose GoToMeeting—and for good reason. It is specially designed with business in mind, allowing teams to benefit from HD quality, screen sharing, and personalized meeting URLs.

There’s also a whiteboard feature and a feature that allows you to highlight the presenter’s screen. You can even send out recordings to those who weren’t able to attend.

Best features: The free mobile app. Start a meeting from any Apple, Android, or Windows device and even present content from an iPad. It makes meetings on the go smoothly.

FaceTime

FaceTime is so common that you rarely think about, but FaceTime is actually an app that allows for quick one-on-one calls. For face-to-face phone calls that feel as simple as a quick audio call, you can’t go wrong. It’s free, and you don’t need to download anything fancy if your team has Apple products.

Chances are that it’ll sound great, too, even if you’re in a crowded airport and the WIFI is being hogged by thousands of people. It’s perfect for small teams. Not bad for free video conferencing!

Best feature: It is easy, fast and is built into your phone.

Slack

Known as one of the best and most feature-rich software for team communication, Slack has added video conferencing from its desktop version. Slack really makes its mark in the convenience department—just one click starts up a video call.

You aren’t able to share screens, but that’s made up for by the fact that you get all of slack’s awesome features. It’s without a doubt one of the best conference call apps, too.

Best features: Slack’s emojis are great for showing your reactions during the video call and keeping everyone involved!