During the lockdown, both people and the organizations tried hard to keep themselves going. Technology served a huge part in pulling it off. Since remote working and virtual meetings are parts of the new normal, we should thank the creators behind the tools that keep us connected. Virtual meeting platforms helped us to stay connected with our dear ones, even apart.
Today let’s talk about the best remote working (virtual meeting) platforms of 2021:
- Zoom(Web, software, mobile application): Zoom is a popular meeting platform in 2021. Participants can join the meeting using a unique meeting id provided to them. The meeting host needs to sign up to host a meeting.
It enables screen sharing (single/multiple), room creation, meeting recording, live chat, Q&A, etc. to ensure proper communication. The free version allows up to 100 participants, whereas the paid versions allow up to 1000 participants and 49 screen sharing at a time.
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- GoogleMeet (Web, mobile application): The cloud-based meeting application, Google Meet, is perhaps the easiest to use. One Gmail account is enough to host or participate in a google meet. Screen sharing, live chat, managing participants are some of the features available. To record meetings on a google meet, the paid version is required. Its interface is easy and is therefore widely used for holding talks.
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- Webex meetings(Web, Software, mobile application): Designed by Cisco, Webex requires hosts to sign up and have a subscription to conduct meetings. It offers 1 GB of cloud storage to store the recorded meetings. The meeting video is of HD resolution and can have atmost 100 participants in a meeting. The Cisco servers ensure the security of the meetings hosted by TLS 1.2 and AES 256 byte encryption.
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- Microsoft Teams:Microsoft Teams is a powerful meeting application that allows meeting organizers to meetings with a maximum of 10,000 participants at a time. All the essential features like screen sharing, meeting recording, storing in cloud storage or local system, live chat, background blur, and others are available. Its integration with Office 365 helps users to directly use Microsoft teams through their Microsoft account only.
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Conclusion: These are probably the most commonly used meeting platforms you will come across in many organizations. Apart from professional usage, we can hold meetings with our friends, family, and other distant loved ones. These applications work as a thread to keep things intact in life amidst the loneliness and isolation in the pandemic.