ZOOM Cloud Meetings Review
ZOOM is a universal cross-platform video conferencing service that’s designed to let you conduct meetings with people from anywhere in the world via a straightforward interface. You can use the app to have meetings with individuals and large groups of people, which makes it an excellent solution for businesses of almost any scale. You can install ZOOM on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Set of Functions
ZOOM is a multifeatured application that provides an extensive set of functions for both private and business purposes. The primary ability of the app is to create video chat rooms for multiple participants. The free version (unlimited trial) lets you set up HD-video rooms for up to 100 participants and communicate for up to 40 minutes per call. Besides, you can share your screen with other users while they do the same thing simultaneously, record your conversations, and many more.
Paid versions include a lot more advanced features, such as user management, ability to create rooms for up to 1000 participants, enable cloud recording, integrate your company branding, add personalized add-ons, and hold meetings for up to 24 hours.
In addition, the app lets you exchange instant messages with the entire group or individuals during the conference as well as share links to files stored in third-party locations. The integrated file-sharing system lets you send files that take up to 512MB and supports all file extensions, including images, video, and any files generated in computer and mobile apps.
All your rooms and chats are protected by the standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. The combination of these security protocols ensures total security of chat rooms and shared content.
The interface design of the app is pretty similar across all platforms so that you can easily adapt to each version and start meetings almost instantly. For some users, It’s a bit difficult to understand how to start their first meeting, but it’s easy to solve the problem by watching a tutorial on YouTube. If you’re not a host, you can simply use a link to join a conversation without the need to do anything else. The control elements within chat rooms are straightforward enough, even for beginner-level users. To use advanced features, watch tutorials or ask someone in your company to help you.
In 2020, you can download the basic version of ZOOM for free and use it for an unlimited period of time. If you need an account for several hosts and obtain more features and larger room capacity, you can get the Pro for $14.99/month, Business for $19.99/month, and Enterprise (or Enterprise Plus) for a custom price that depends on the number of features you need for your company.
- • Up to 1000 participants (100 for free);
- • HD quality;
- • Many business features.
- • Minor performance bugs;
- • Delays are possible.