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Alternatives to Zoom

13 video conferencing solutions for businesses big and small.

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Zoom is a popular choice for its slick user interface and handy screen-sharing tool, but its free membership limits meetings to 40 minutes, and the lack of custom room links can be frustrating. Browse these top providers to find a video conferencing tool to better fit your business.

13 alternatives to Zoom

Here’s a round-up of top video conferencing alternatives to Zoom.

ClickMeeting

The cost of this webinar tool depends on the number of attendees you expect, so small and medium businesses can get a cheaper price.

  • Pricing: From $30 monthly
  • Free trial: 7 days
Pros
  • Toll-free numbers included
  • 1,000s of attendees at the highest tier
  • Variety of integrations and marketing tools
Cons
  • No phone support
  • No free tier

GoToMeeting

Choose GoToMeeting if you want a cost-effective platform with toll-free calling numbers included in the price.

  • Pricing: From $14 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • No minimum host requirement
  • Unlimited storage
  • Bundles with other GoTo products
Cons
  • Only 25 HD webcams allowed per meeting
  • No free tier

Google Hangouts

Best for companies that already use G Suite products, or small businesses with fewer than 11 people using video chat.

  • Pricing: Free for meetings with up to 10 video chatters. Otherwise, it starts at $6 monthly per user
  • Free trial: 14 days
Pros
  • The free version supports up to 10 video chatters
  • Unlimited meeting times
Cons
  • Doesn’t support screen sharing
  • No direct file sharing

Microsoft Teams

A collaboration hub that works best when used in cahoots with other 365 products.

  • Pricing: Free for 1-to-1 meetings, or from $6 monthly per user
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • Customizable user interface
  • Collaborate on documents during a call
  • Free version
Cons
  • Pricing is per user, not per host which could get costly
  • Less convenient if you don’t use other Microsoft products

U Meeting

A solution for medium-size businesses featuring a digital whiteboard and screen-sharing abilities.

  • Pricing: Free tier with a 30 minute time limit. Pro 50 plans from $29.99 monthly per host.
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • Integrates with Outlook and Google Calendar
  • CyberLink U Messenger service is included
  • Smooth user experience
Cons
  • Only PC users can record meetings
  • Requires software download
  • Cheapest paid tier only allows up to 50 participants per meeting

Cisco WebEx

Good to know: Cisco Webex updated its free version in response to the coronavirus pandemic to offer meetings for up to 100 participants a meeting, with unlimited time.

The free plan offers 40-minute meetings for up to 50 participants a meeting.

  • Pricing: Free for up to 50 participants per meeting. Paid plans start at $13.50 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • Extensive device support
  • Supports transcription
  • Cloud storage
Cons
  • Higher tiers are more expensive than competitors
  • Clunky interface
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Adobe Connect

A powerful video conferencing service that’s best for educators and teams involved in multimedia projects.

  • Pricing: From $50 monthly for up to 9 hosts
  • Free trial: 30 days
Pros
  • Top-notch whiteboard and discussion tools
  • Customizable meeting room link
  • Integrates with adobe apps
Cons
  • Only 25 participants allowed per meeting
  • No dial-in numbers included
  • Steep learning curve
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BlueJeans

Choose between memberships for Meetings, Rooms or Events depending on your company’s needs.

  • Pricing: From $9.99 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • Host up to 50 people per meeting with its cheapest membership
  • No time limit to video conferences
  • Meeting recording included in price
Cons
  • Its highest tier can only host up to 100 participants
  • No free tier or free trial
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EzTalks

An affordable option for small to medium businesses that need MP4 cloud recording.

  • Pricing: From $10 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
Pros
  • Host up to 100 participants with cheapest paid tier
  • Audio and video recording included plus 2GB online storage per host
  • Voting and polling tools
Cons
  • No free trial
  • The free plan only lets you host up to two participants at a time, with a 10-minute time limit
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Fuze

Enterprise-grade communications platform that includes video, voice and messaging.

  • Pricing: From $15 monthly per user
  • Free trial: No
Pros
  • One hub for all internal communication
  • Strong reputation for customer service
  • Tailored onboarding experience included
Cons
  • No free version or free trial
  • Requires software download
  • Pricier compared to the market
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GlobalMeet Collaboration

Perks like screen sharing, remote desktop control and meeting recording are included in the free tier from this global provider.

  • Pricing: From $12 monthly per user for paid plans
  • Free trial: 15 days
Pros
  • Free version allows meetings with up to 125 participants
  • Meeting link customized with your name
  • 24/7 customer support
Cons
  • Requires software download
  • Paid plans can get pricey
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Join.me

Create a custom link to share with coworkers or clients with this user-friendly platform.

  • Pricing: From $20 per user monthly for a video conferencing membership
  • Free trial: 14 days
Pros
  • Create custom link for your meeting
  • Toll-free audio conferencing numbers including with the two highest tiers
  • Private in-meeting chat
Cons
  • Only allows up to 10 video feeds at once
  • Whiteboard presentations only available on iOS
  • Desktop app doesn’t work with Linux
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Zoho Meeting

This secure platform offers competitive prices with video conferencing and webinar tools.

  • Pricing: From $8 monthly per host
  • Free trial: 14 days
Pros
  • Allows for up to 100 participants per meeting
  • Lock meetings to keep out hackers
  • No software download required
Cons
  • Only has one meeting tier to choose from
  • Pay separately to hold webinars

Compare collaboration software

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Name Product Features Price starts at App Integration Tech Support
Slack
Direct messaging, Public chat channels, Video, Project management
Free, and paid plans start at $8/month
Yes
Email
Helps streamline communications across company teams and projects
Monday.com
Direct messaging, Project management, Calendar
Free trial, and paid plans start at $49/month
Yes
Phone, Email
Connect to run projects and workflows with confidence
GoToMeeting
Direct messaging, Public chat channels, Video, Project management, Calendar
Free trial, and paid plans start at $14/month
Yes
Phone, Email, Live chat
The trusted online meeting software for millions to communicate and collaborate on any device, anywhere.
U Meeting
U Meeting
Direct messaging, Video, Calendar
Free, and paid plans start at $29.99/month
Yes
Email
Meet face-to-face with anyone from anywhere around the world and experience an entirely new, frustration-free way to go about your business.
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Direct messaging, Public chat channels, Video, Project management
Free trial, and paid plans start at $30/month
Yes
Email, Live chat
A webinar software to to teach, train, coach, onboard and educate your audience.
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Bottom line

These alternatives to Zoom offer the ability to virtually connect face to face with your team. But if you’re looking for something a little different, compare other business software tools.

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