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Zoom 2024 Review

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications. It’s an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars. Their free plan can host meetings with up to 100 participants. Voted #1 in video conferencing software.

Features:

  • Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings for free.
  • Calendar integration for both Google and Outlook.
  • Desktop and application sharing (multiple people can share at the same time).
  • Virtual waiting room option.

Pricing:

  • Free version hosts up to 100 participants with a 40 minutes limit on group meetings.
  • Paid version starts from $14.99 per month/user.

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Zoom Reviews

Find out what each expert had to say about Zoom.

Jake Woehlke

Customer Support Agent - Toggl
✓ ZoomAs someone who works in a fully remote company, video conferencing tools are vital to our communications and operations. While we’ve tried several platforms over the years, Zoom is perfect for our needs due to its ease of use and short learning curve. It also offers an intuitive and feature-rich platform to handle video conferencing needs for teams of all sizes. If you have remote teams operating in different time zones (as we do), Zoom offers a simple and shareable recording option to get recorded meetings into the hands of those who may not have been able to attend meetings live.

Bailey Hahn

SEM Strategist - Summit Digital Marketing

✓ Zoom
As a completely remote team, at Summit Digital Marketing, we rely heavily on video conference software to facilitate us in meeting together as a team as well as with our clients. Our preferred video conferencing service is Zoom, which allows us to regularly host video meetings. Some of the features that we love about Zoom are: the capacity to host a large number of people in every call; the ability for every participant to share their computer screen with the other participants; the ability to record every meeting; the chat feature, and so much more! We are very happy with our experience using Zoom and would definitely recommend it to others.

Carlo Borja

Head of Online Marketing - Time Doctor

✓ Zoom
My top recommendation would be Zoom. It is able to handle the 50 or so people simultaneously on a video call without hiccups. It’s smooth, fast and is the one with the least issues based on my experience.

Sheree Sekou

Leadership Consultant - Sheree Sekou Consulting

✓ Zoom
My preferred video conference software is Zoom. Following are two simple,yet powerful Zoom tools I use to enhance my virtual meetings and training:

#1 – Screen Sharing: Adult learners have limited attention spans and a variety of learning styles. Even if you are an excellent speaker, there are a lot of things competing for your audiences’ attention in the virtual learning environment. Use the screen sharing tool to share relevant documents, slides and images while presenting and maintain your audience’s attention.

#2 – Participant Feedback: Zoom’s participant feedback tool allows presenters to receive non-verbal feedback from meeting attendees. This feature is particularly useful for quick check ins. Simply ask participants to give a thumbs up if they are ready to proceed or select the raise hand, if they have questions. The coffee cup icon is great to use before taking breaks and the check mark or thumbs up can be used to indicate they are ready to resume the meeting. Lastly, the applause icon works well to praise presenters and colleagues for a successful meeting.

Yanatha Desouvre

Marketing Professor - R.D.J.A Des L.L.C

✓ Zoom
It’s ideal for team meetings from home, allowing you to have more than 100 people connected at the same time. Additionally, meetings can be recorded to keep a record of what was discussed. I was able to teach my small Marketing class while I was in Orlando while my students were in Miami. I like how Zoom highlights the individuals who are speaking.

Ben Watson

Virtual CFO - DollarSprout

✓ Zoom
I use Zoom on a regular basis because of the following features:
Screen sharing capabilities, virtual backgrounds, and admin controls to mute/unmute other members on the call.

The screen share is extremely helpful when I’m showing things on my desktop or need to walk a client through something. The virtual backgrounds are helpful if you use a simple green screen or background. Instead of a blank wall that looks like I’m in a phone booth, I can upload photos or use templates like an office building.

A major perk is being able to mute/unmute other members on the call as an administrator. Hardly anything as annoying as somebody not muting themselves while eating, getting a phone call or chatting with people around them while you’re trying to give a presentation.

Markelle Harden

Digital Strategist - Knowmad Digital Marketing

✓ Zoom
At Knowmad, we’ve been using Zoom Meetings for a little over six-months. We switched to Zoom when previous video conferencing tool outgrew our team; Zoom can handle multiple users under one account and offers plenty of growth plans. We selected Zoom over competitors due to the ease-of-use for our clients and collaboration tools. During a meeting, we don’t have to fumble with controls for sharing our screen. As members of a shared account, anyone on the team can begin screen sharing with the click of a button. Other software options require clunky ‘Pass the Presenter’ features that require acceptance clicks from other users. With Zoom, the recording option is awesome for client onboarding; we can record the meeting for team members who are unable to attend and use the recording as a reference for future planning.

Chane Steiner

CEO - Crediful

✓ Zoom
My personal favorite option for video conferencing is Zoom.
I would personally recommend this option over others because of it’s high-functionality and vast array of features. Even with the software’s many capabilities, it’s very easy to use, and doesn’t require a lot of know-how for many people to be able to operate it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Zoom is priced very reasonably, and even has a powerful free option available depending on your team’s needs.

John Arthur

Author

✓ Zoom
Zoom seems to be holding up the best with incredible bandwidth demands right now.

Zoom is becoming a favorite because it has some great features like Touch up my Appearance and a control panel that is easy to use. It also does much better for audio-only conference calls than it used to. It is a leaner, lighter interface, so works well for many users.

Erico Franco

Marketing Manager - Agencia de Marketing Digital

✓ Zoom
Zoom (zoom.us) is the perfect video conference platform.

Both for meetings of two participants and larger videoconferences, with up to 25 people. Zoom stores complete recordings of meetings in the cloud that can then be sent automatically by email. It also supports all operating systems and technologies such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Linux, Zoom Rooms and H.323 / SIP

Another interesting feature is to be able to integrate with Google Calendar and add the meeting links to invites automatically that are created directly in your calendar!

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