Video conferencing is one of the technologies that has advanced more in the months of pandemic lockdown than it would have done in years. Whether used for work meetings, for virtual events with perhaps many attendees, or for dislocated families and friends to get together and share their concerns, gossip and love, many people had to learn very quickly and from a standing start about which software systems to use and how to use them. Tech-shy businesses had to change their behaviours overnight. This article takes a look at 10 of the leading video conferencing platforms.
Most systems offer a broadly comparable range of facilities, though it’s worth checking out the factors that are most relevant to you. These can vary depending on using video conferencing for personal uses, work meetings or staging events. Consider whether you want to register an account with a service provider, or access conferencing direct from your browser. Be aware of bandwidth requirements given that most people will be accessing via a residential connection. Check security measures to prevent uninvited guests dropping in, and from hackers. Find out the extent of add-ons such as screen sharing, recording, a virtual white board to sketch things out on and share, file exchange, chat messaging, and more. And for the platforms that allow initial use for free, find out how many people can be involved at a time. Also check long you can use it free of charge before it will shut down.
This article was first published by Crowdsourcing Week, you can complete reading it here https://crowdsourcingweek.com/blog/top-10-video-conferencing-platforms/