What is Zoom Meetings and its Features?

Zoom Meetings work from home

Zoom Meetings is becoming very popular nowadays, though there are some disputes raised against it but Zoom becoming a necessity for many businesses because of having cloud based feature of video conferencing.

In this time the importance of video conferencing can be easily understood. While the world is facing a pandemic forced everyone to stay home and work from home, the Zoom is playing its role of keeping in touch with co-workers and friends.

Basic Features:

Zoom video conferencing is very easy to use with HD quality audio and videos. The interesting thing is that the attendees can join the conference call without login but there should be registration to host video conferencing.

It has collaboration facilities like text chat and screen sharing during the con-call in its basic version. In premium version of Zoom Meeting 1000 participants can join the conference meet.

Difference between Free and Paid

Zoom’s basic version is free of cost to use anyone, and offers all the necessary facilities that needed during conference call as one-on-one meetings, screen sharing, chat, virtual backgrounds, whiteboard and more. Yet the free version has its own limitations and cannot provide most of the facilities free.

The basic version offers video conferencing for up to 100 participants and meeting duration is 40 minutes, after that the Zoom will reject the attendees from conference. But the best part is that you can join it again for the same time duration.

The paid version has no time limit (actually 24 hours caps) and it cost $149 per year. It covers large meetings (up to 1000 participants), webinar facilities and additional cloud recording storage and Schedule repeat meetings.

Available for Mobiles and Desktop:

This App is available to support MacOS, iOS Android and Windows as well. The features for video conferencing in different OS are different.

The numbers of features available on desktop version are unavailable on mobile versions. The iOS and Android versions of Zoom are slightly different.

Undoubtedly Zoom for desktop is the best and sensible choice for large business meetings with multiple friends,

Some Other Applications like Zoom:

Slowly Zoom is strengthening his grip in the market but his competitors are giving him tough competition. Skype has recently launched the feature like Zoom to compete with it. Others are also planning to launch the features like Zoom.

Some other alternatives are as below:

  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Cisco WebEx
  • Google Hangouts
  • RingCentral

Also See: Best Messaging App to Help Work From Home