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5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing

by on Jul 16, 2020
5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing

Zoom is taking the world by storms for arranging an online video conference, holding webinars, or getting studies online and many educational institutes are turning to this great video conferencing service. However, people are also searching for some alternatives to Zoom app that they can use for free and in an easy way.

Here we are with a list of the best 5 Zoom alternatives that can help you easily arrange an online meetup and start your own projects or just talk with your family and friends together and here's the shortlist:

Alternatives to Zoom:

  1. Facebook Messenger Native Apps
  2. Join.me
  3. GoToMeeting
  4. Skype Meet Now
  5. Cisco Webex
This is our latest collection of 5 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats including Facebook Messenger and Skype Meet Now, you can read about these apps in details:

1. Facebook Messenger (native apps)

5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing
Just a day ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is going to release native apps for Facebook's Messenger and here's how they work. He just launched Messenger apps for Windows and macOS users in the whole world.

How To Download Facebook Messenger Desktop App:
  1. Go to Messenger.com/desktop
  2. Click on Blue button saying "Download in the App Store"
  3. Download the app and Install it
  4. Boom, login with your Facebook ID and start group video calls
As the previous version of the Messenger desktop app was not that useful and many of us even don't have it installed, this new version is made for video conferencing that brings our friends and family as it is offering the best group video calls without charging any fee. Facebook Messenger can be used as a Zoom alternative and to me, it is the best option for now as we all want free software and when Facebook is providing that same thing, we should check and find the bugs. In my test, it was awesome.

2. Join.me

5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing
This is made for online meetings and screen sharing, as Join Me team suggests that a person who wants to set up an online meeting also want the audio to be clear, share screen and also many other features in one software, they are providing all the required features from custom URL to custom meeting background and you can use your mobile's microphone for clear audio.

With a one-click screen sharing, webinars and video conferences become a handy thing even for a non-techy person. They also provide free conference calls and may help you do some fun with your Slack account. If you are looking for how to install join me, you just have to go to their homepage at join.me and click on that big DOWNLOAD button.

3. GoToMeeting

5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing
Another great software that is being used as an online meeting engine GoToMeeting is available for free and in paid versions both. You can use its desktop and mobile apps for arranging video conferences with various features.

With end-to-end Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, GoTo Meeting's video conversations are completely secure and with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption they don't store any personal information so that you don't have to worry about your privacy while using this video conferencing tool.

4. Skype Meet Now

5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing
Skype has been the wonderful software for video calling and holding video meetups for individuals and companies too. Everybody knows what Skype is available for and now, they are enabling the today's needy features as Coronavirus outbreak is making every person stay at home and work from home, all the social media apps and other companies are enhancing their products to be compatible with today's needs of group video calling. Skype's new feature Meet Now is something that can have a huge impact on the market.

Yes, as you don't need even a Skype account to use the Meet Now feature of Skype, you can just install Skype and check out the latest feature for creating video meetings or joining video meetings in the easiest way possible to help people stay together in this time of need.

5. Cisco Webex

5 Best Alternatives to Zoom for Free Video Conferencing
Available for various platforms like macOS and Windows, Cisco Webex is a standard video conferencing platform that is trusted by many organizations and companies worldwide, and have the trust about security and privacy of your online data. The best part is Cisco WebEx is free for arranging a three-people meeting online and if you want more people to join, you have to pay for that.

The three-people account is free for a lifetime and enables you to hold HD-quality video calling, you can use other software to enhance your experience.

Some decentralized and recommended by Redditors video conferencing software listed below:
  1. Jami.net
  2. Riot.im
  3. Movim.eu
  4. Meet.jit.si
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So, this is all about the top 5 best alternatives to Zoom for free video conferencing, if you want more, you can comment below.

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