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Alternatives to Zoom

Skype, Join.me, Webex, RingCentral, and Google Hangouts are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Zoom.
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What is Zoom and what are its top alternatives?

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Zoom is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Zoom

  • Skype

    Skype

    Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. ...

  • Join.me

    Join.me

    Get everybody on the same page, when they're not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. join.me is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly. ...

  • Webex

    Webex

    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with WebEx mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together. ...

  • RingCentral

    RingCentral

    Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There鈥檚 no PBX hardware. ...

  • Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts

    Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. ...

  • Skype for Business

    Skype for Business

    With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you. ...

  • GoToMeeting

    GoToMeeting

    It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time. ...

  • Google Meet

    Google Meet

    It is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangouts platform and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow internet connection to call in. ...

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Skype

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PROS OF SKYPE
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    Free, widespread
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    Desktop and mobile apps
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    Because i have to :(
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    Low cost international calling
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    Good for international calls
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    Best call quality anywhere, generally
  • 5
    Beautiful emojis
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    Chat bots
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    Translator
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    Skype for business integration with Outlook
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    Not the Best, but get the job done
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    User
CONS OF SKYPE
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    Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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    Not always reliable
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    Outdated UI
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    Birthday notifications are annoying
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    The worst indicator noises of any app ever
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    Finding/adding people isn't easy

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Dmitry Mukhin

Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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Mark Nelissen

I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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Join.me

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Instant screen sharing. Instant Aha!
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PROS OF JOIN.ME
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    Screen sharing
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    Internet calling
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    Chat
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    Multi-monitor
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    Allows presenter to share mouse control
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    Quick setup for presenter
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    No installation for viewers
CONS OF JOIN.ME
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 2 upvotes 路 88.9K views
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    Which VideoConferencing software to use?

    Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

    Too many signs it was time for a change.

    At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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    Webex logo

    Webex

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    PROS OF WEBEX
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      Cons
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      Secure
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      Good branding - Cisco
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      High Quality
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    CONS OF WEBEX
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      Horrible voice quality, voice gaps, drops

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    Dmitry Mukhin

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    Prem Mathew
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    Amazon Chime

    I am looking for the best video conferencing software corporate license. Kindly advise on pricing as well as features between Amazon Chime and Webex, which one to choose. What is the best choice for a corporate license?

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    RingCentral logo

    RingCentral

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    PROS OF RINGCENTRAL
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      Powered by Zoom
    CONS OF RINGCENTRAL
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      Very Limited Use (Free)
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      Lacking in Features
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      Uses an old version of Zoom Video Conferencing

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    Google Hangouts

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    PROS OF GOOGLE HANGOUTS
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      Nothing
    CONS OF GOOGLE HANGOUTS
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      Everything

    related Google Hangouts posts

    I own an Escape Room. Since right now everyone is practicing social distancing, I would like to run my Escape Room games virtually. I would like to allow approx 4 users to log in to play. They can chitchat a few minutes before their game to get to know each other. Then once the game begins, I will introduce myself and give them the plot to their escape game. I will have a wide-angle camera mounted to the wall to show the room, and as the game master, carry a tablet or webcam around as players talk to me and direct me to show them certain items in the room, move in for closeups in certain areas, try lock combinations, etc. I will be their hands while they solve the puzzles. I am not sure if Google Hangouts Google Meet or Zoom is better for this. I did try it yesterday using google hangout meet and it was good, but I think there may have been a wifi issue where it was choppy. Just trying to figure out the best option. Thank you! Catherine

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    Skype for Business logo

    Skype for Business

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    Professional online meetings built for business
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    PROS OF SKYPE FOR BUSINESS
      Be the first to leave a pro
      CONS OF SKYPE FOR BUSINESS
        Be the first to leave a con

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        GoToMeeting

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        PROS OF GOTOMEETING
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          Lock the meeting room
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          Display 25 camera at a time
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          Ok
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          More control over participant鈥檚 webcams and chat
        CONS OF GOTOMEETING
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          Google Meet

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          PROS OF GOOGLE MEET
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            Free
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            Group video call
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            Gmail server integration
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            Good to make phone calls
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            Easy to add and remove contacts
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            Instant Messaging
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            Unlimited Storage (Premium version)
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            Record (Premium Feature)
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            Easy setup
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            User friendly mobile app
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            Saves the chats for future reference
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            Browser extension
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            Accessible from the Browser
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            No pornography
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            Google Meet is never buggy
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            Cool emoji extensions
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            16 people show at the same time
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            Meet has the best quality in terms of participant view
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            Amazing captions
          CONS OF GOOGLE MEET
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            Quality isn't great
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            Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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            No client annotation on shared screen
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            Not great sound quality
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            Difficult to share video with audio
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            Needs to take measures to improve the ecosystem
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            Auto-added to G Cal invites
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            Needs better support and rollout process
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            No interactions activities
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            Overheat cpu on Android
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            No desktop client
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            No desktop client

          related Google Meet posts

          I own an Escape Room. Since right now everyone is practicing social distancing, I would like to run my Escape Room games virtually. I would like to allow approx 4 users to log in to play. They can chitchat a few minutes before their game to get to know each other. Then once the game begins, I will introduce myself and give them the plot to their escape game. I will have a wide-angle camera mounted to the wall to show the room, and as the game master, carry a tablet or webcam around as players talk to me and direct me to show them certain items in the room, move in for closeups in certain areas, try lock combinations, etc. I will be their hands while they solve the puzzles. I am not sure if Google Hangouts Google Meet or Zoom is better for this. I did try it yesterday using google hangout meet and it was good, but I think there may have been a wifi issue where it was choppy. Just trying to figure out the best option. Thank you! Catherine

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