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10 Awesome Zoom Alternatives

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Founded in 2013, Zoom became synonymous with video conferencing, and in response to COVID-19, it became the top app of 2020 in the App Store. Zoom obviously saw a massive increase in subscribers and revenue — and we like it. But there are a few Zoom alternatives, too.

“Zoom doesn’t say exactly how many people used its software over the past few months, but the company claims it added an ‘unprecedented number of free participants,’” wrote Jacob Kastrenakes in The Verge. This has included “more than 100,000 K-12 schools.”

Zoom also had “around 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees, a number that’s grown 354 percent,” as of June 2020. It also “added 175,000 licenses for new customers,” states Kastrenakes. “That significant increase in usage has come with a significant increase in costs, though — expenses doubled year over year to $201 million.”

Despite some minor hiccups, like being told “You’re muted,” the interface is easy-to-use — especially for those who aren’t as tech-savvy. It’s also scalable, supports Google Calendar, and allows you to hold unlimited 40-minute long meetings for free. Moreover, you can stream events like webinars on Facebook.

Another pro? Zoom allows for 100 meeting participants. As for webinars, you can have up to 10,000 sign-ups.

While there is a free version, Zoom is also a subscription-based service. So, if you were to host a webinar with 10,000 attendees, that might sight you back several thousand dollars.

Other issues are the unpredictable video quality, inconsistent cloud file sizes, and reports of lackluster customer support. Most concerning of all are Zoombombing and serious security and privacy problems.

And, let’s not forget about general Zoom fatigue.

In most cases, Zoom is safe to use. And it’s a solid video conferencing platform. But, if you’re looking for a better fit, give the following ten Zoom alternatives a shot.

Perhaps the most popular alternative to Zoom is Google Meet. Originally, this was only available to paying G-Suite customers. But, due to the pandemic, it’s........

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