Top 5 Alternatives to Zoom

Top 5 Alternatives to Zoom

The blocking of online video conferencing service Zoom yesterday has caused major issues for online teachers based in China. Unless you AND your students have a VPN. So, what are your options?

1. ezTalk Meetings

ezTalks Meetings is one of the most powerful Zoom Cloud Meeting alternative. It allows you to build your video conferencing room for online meeting and video collaboration, online webinars, video conferencing interviews, education, enterprise video conferencing, training and sales, medical treatments, customer service and much more. It gives you the power to host up to online meeting with up to 100 participants for free, and up to 500 participants with its pro plan.

Key Features:

  • • HD video and HD voice abilities
  • • Support screen sharing, file sharing and whiteboard sharing •
  • Meeting recordings and playback •
  • Host meetings in no time or schedule meetings at a fixed time •
  • Can be built on a private server •
  • Mobile friendly compatible with iOS and Android platforms

2. Go To Meeting

The other Zoom alternative you can use is GoToMeeting. This is an all-in-one communication application for businesses that you can use on numerous platforms. It is cloud-based and can support as many as 100 participants.

  • Key Features:
  • Supports Windows, Mac, OS, iOS and Android
  • Screen sharing abilities
  • HD faces
  • Dial-in support
  • File sharing
  • Online Meeting recording
  • Easy to invite participants

3. Adobe Connect

This cloud-based video conferencing service can be used on platforms that have Flash iOS or Android capabilities. With this alternative to Zoom Cloud Meeting, you get to categorize users as hosts, participants, or presenters. The host controls the meeting and they select the presenters from the participants. The presenters are the ones that talk or show slides. The app comes with peripherals, like webcams, microphones, uploading and sharing files as well as taking polls.

  • Key Features:
  • Performs consistently on platforms like Windows, Mac
  • Screen sharing
  • Customizable meeting rooms
  • VoIP
  • Meeting recording
  • Whiteboards notes and chats
  • Breakout sessions in a meeting
  • Multiple meeting rooms per user
  • Polling
  • Video and audio conferencing

4. Skype for Business

Skype for business is a video conferencing tool that would be a great Zoom cloud meeting alternative because it comes full of features that allows sharing, texting, calling and more. It is mobile friendly and additional to that, you can use it on your computer or your TV as well.

  • Key Features:
  • It allows you to see when members are in a meeting, offline or available
  • Screen sharing
  • Ability to create a closed group
  • File sharing
  • Record meetings
  • Redirect messages to user emails if they are offline
  • Instant messaging

5. Zhumu

Feedback from the Teacher’s House Online Teachers group tells us that this is a decent alternative. There is an international version which gave no issues during registration and it is easy to use Chrome Translate to translate the Chinese if you need it.

We would love to hear from you and what alternatives you have found to use instead of Zoom. Leave a comment below!

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