In the last few weeks, I found myself getting into more video calls than ever before. From having a face to face meetings in the office, I’m now working from home during the Coronavirus quarantine. Since, in many of those calls, there are more than five people involved, Zoom has become the leading solution.
Zoom provides a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. The reason Zoom became so popular in the last few months is because it allows up to 100 participants in a video call. Combine it with the fact that many people were already using it for large team video calls, and that people all around the world are now during quarantine, and the need of us as humans to always stay connected.
All of those reasons made Zoom have insane growth over the last few months.
There’s some coverage recently on the fact Zoom doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, and Zoom is using its definition of the term, one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings.
Given all the above, I decided it might be a great time to explore Zoom alternatives for remote meetings and video calls. One of our goals at StartupStash is to give a stage for more startup tools and cool projects, so I gathered a list of 23 Zoom alternatives. Some of those tools are very popular, some you might never have heard of before.
This list is for individuals looking for a solution to connect with their team, people who work remotely, and also friends and family who happen to be in-home quarantine and want to catch up.
Note: Some of the Zoom alternatives in this list might be less secure then Zoom, but because of lack of popularity, I guess that cyber experts didn’t check them carefully as they are checking Zoom Nowadays.