It’s no secret that video conferencing has started to play a bigger and bigger role in our
lives. The Pandemic was a popular catalyst for video conferencing softwares and
people find them so useful that even now that things are getting back to normal, video
conferencing remains to be a major method of communication at the office.
With rising demand also comes supply and in the past couple of years various video
conferencing softwares have emerged. This has left many puzzled and confused as to
which one to use. We took a look at what the market offers and filtered out the best
video conferencing platforms for a professional environment.
So, here are the 5 best video conferencing software platforms to use in conference
Perhaps the most popular of them all, Zoom is a video conference platform that only
started in 2011. However, during the peak times of the COVID-19 pandmeic, Zoom
gained unexpected popularity. Zoom’s easy-to-use interface makes it ideal for offices
and conference rooms. You can quickly create and share meetings in just a few
While the software was initially favored by schools due its ease of use, slowly
corporations, co-working spaces and everything in between joined on to Zoom.
Because of this, Zoom is now the most popular video conferencing app in the world.
Some unique features of Zoom include:
-Have up-to 100 participants in 1 video call
-Private chat as well as group chat
-Have scheduled meetings
-HD audio and video
The second video conferencing platform on our list is Google Hangouts. This software
gives you the opportunity to seamlessly sync your google contacts and get on a call with
them as quickly as ever. It’s a great option for conference rooms where you need an
app to work effectively and efficiently while still getting the work done.
Here are some other features of Google Hangouts:
-Host up to 25 participants in 1 video
-Talk via video, audio or text
-Record your video meeting
-Synced and join calls through Google Calendar
Sometimes, all you need to make is a simple call with your team in the conference room
and the free version of Skype is great for just that. While many think that Skype is
outdated, the service is updated and offers some great features such as:
-Make HD video calls
-Record your call
-Share your location
-Translated and interactive video call
Want to interact with a smaller team at the office? This video conferencing software
does exactly that. With simple tools and an easy-to-use UI, TrueConf Online is a great
video conferencing tool for your conference room. The small-group target audience also
makes this a great pick for interviews
Some of its features include:
-HD Video calls
-Upto 3 participants in 1 call
-Numerous tools such as file transfer, screen recording, virtual whiteboard and
Last but not least, there’s Microsoft Teams. Not only is Teams designed to run smoothly,
it also integrates Microsoft’s most essential apps inside. These productivity options have
helped Teams become one of the most popular video conferencing apps out there.
Whether for an office or school, it’s preferred everywhere.
Here are some features of Microsoft Teams:
-Integrates web versions of MS Powerpoint, Word and Excel
-Share and store files
-Host up to 300 participants in a single call
-Integrated right into the rest of the Teams system for efficiency
These are some video conference platforms that we feel are the best when it comes to
work-suited environments and conference rooms. It’s important to understand that while
there are many other video conferencing softwares and they might be more popular, not
all softwares fit best for office purposes.
Apps such as Google Meets, Apple Facetime and WhatsApp Video are some other
noteworthy mentions. These video conferencing platforms are incredibly popular when
around the world however they don't seem to get the job done when it comes to office-
based video calls.
The ability to record calls, send large virtual and have a virtual whiteboard are some
unique features that the 5 software we mentioned have.
Remote working is a major factor of how video conferencing became so popular, and
with it, so did coworking spaces. Being able to work on your own schedule, attend a
productive space and be surrounded by working professionals is indeed the best of both
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