In connection with the spread of the Covid-19 corona virus to various countries in the world, this has led many companies to implement work from home (WFH) regulations. Even if you stay at home, you also have to finish work, or want to communicate with colleagues, whether it’s discussing work or meeting.
Luckily, there are several video chat and conference applications available for free that you can use, one of which is Zoom. However, because it is hampered by a series of security problems that have recently occurred, it is natural that you are worried and confused looking for a replacement that is currently popular.
Here is an alternative Zoom application that you can use for free, as quoted from Cnet, Monday (6/4/2020).
With more than 2 billion users, Facebook’s messaging application is indeed very easy to use and can function on Android or iOS devices. Offering end-to-end encryption, this means that only you and the other person can read the message sent.
Apart from sending messages, not many people know or use WhatsApp as a video call. Display that is easy to use, this application can be an option for those of you who want to video call with one person to talk with.
Made by Microsoft, Skype is already available for iOS, Android, Windows PC and Mac users, offering video and audio calls and chatting. Present as an alternative to Zoom, Skype supports chat for up to 50 people – audio calls. As for the video the amount depends on the type of device used.
Not only that, Skype also allows users to record, save and share video calls, and add text or subtitles directly.
3. Microsoft Teams
For companies that launch Office 365, Microsoft Teams combines chat, video and audio call features, and Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one hub. For those of you who already have and deal with Office 365, this service is immediately available and can be used immediately.
Even if you don’t have it, you can download this software and application for free. In March, Microsoft increased the user limit on the free version. Not only that, the company also offers a free trial of the software for six months.
4. Google Hangouts Meet
Google Hangouts Meet is a video conferencing platform integrated in the G Suite platform that allows users to have meetings via the web, laptops, or applications on smartphones.
If your company uses or subscribes to Google Apps, you can send meeting meetings through the Google Calender application. As many as 100 people can join this Meet session, and it is very suitable for company meetings, lectures or schools.