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Zoom 2022 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.

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.

Dustin Vann

Owner & CEO - Trusy Social

✓ Zoom
Zoom is a great tool, and something that fits the companies workflow really well. The software allows for people to share their screen, so we can still get work done and help each other even though we are not stood at each other’s desk. You can record meetings, which is even better, as if someone does have to miss out on one we can always have a copy for them to get to at another time. While the world we have been thrown into is not ideal, using something like Zoom makes us not feel so alone, and allows for the company to continue, even thrive, in these new unprecedented times.

Tatiana Gavrilina

Content marketing writer - DDI Development

✓ Zoom
The most convenient screen recording software for me is Zoom. Why? It is widely used, which means that I can quickly find a solution or an answer to any difficulty or question arises.

Another reason why I choose Zoom among all other similar tools is its free version.

The basic free plan says that one free meeting can last up to 40 minutes.

But as my practice shows, I have also had even longer meetings. I recorded every such meeting and could save it on my computer, upload it to a Google drive or Dropbox. What I’m really used to is Google Drive.

With Zoom, I have free access to my camera and microphone, I can show my presentation, chat and see everyone in the meeting.

This screen recording software is really one of the most convenient for me because it is simple, widely used and free. And one more thing for those who want to pay) If you want much more features like a full day meeting, you can buy a paid plan for $14.99 per month.

William Chin

Web Consultant - Pickfu.com

✓ Zoom
Great software all around, can really be expensive but I believe they’re the pinnacle of online meeting software. You can really customize your meeting rooms, schedules and have a number of settings like allowing passwords, automatic hosting and easy recording set-ups. Good for large conferences and small teams / 1-on-1s.

Jonathan Roberts

Director - Ancient Language Institute

✓ Zoom
We have found Zoom to be our favorite tool for video conferencing. For some, video conferencing is not really essential to their business. For us it is absolutely essential – getting the right platform was not optional.

We like Zoom for several reasons, but at the top of our list are these:
– Zoom rarely crashes.
– The video quality is consistently high.
– It is very easy to use, even for technophobes.

If you are going to teach a class online, time is of the essence, so you can’t afford to use a platform that is constantly crashing or buggy – or one that people spend 15 minutes of class time trying to figure out how to use. We have students of all ages and walks of life. Some of our students are very tech savvy and others not so much. Zoom, fortunately, is very easy to use, and even technophobes learn to navigate without much difficulty.

Laura Handrick

Owner - Choosing Therapy

I use multiple tools, both as a teleworker and as an independent consultant.

✓ Zoom
However, Zoom is the one I use the most. That’s because it’s free for one-on-one meetings and allows group calls with up to three people free for 40 minutes. Like GoToMeeting, Zoom allows me to screen share applications. I use it when conducting one-on-one meetings as seeing one another’s faces helps create connection and trust. I also use it when conducting live training sessions, as I can see the participant’s reactions as they view my presentation deck live on the screen.

Katie Ashworth

Travel Public Relations Specialist - The Abbi Agency

✓ Zoom
As an agency we sought after the same tools. During this time we have fully relied on Zoom for our conference calls. Zoom has provided us a way to have interactive calls with our teammates face to face without missing a beat.

Working remote can be tough but with these three tools, we have been able to stay more than efficient through this time.

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.

Deborah Sweeney

CEO - MyCorporation.com

✓ Zoom
I use and would recommend Zoom for any individual in need of video conferencing software. This is an easy to use (and free!) video conferencing software platform. You can join in meetings and host them, inviting remote work individuals from across the country to be present and get in some much needed face time (or audio time) as we all work remote during COVID-19. Best of all, you can download it on your laptop, tablet, or phone so you have access everywhere you go.

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.

Zoom FAQ

What is Zoom?

Zoom is the world-wide leader in video conferencing.

Is Zoom any good?

Our experts recommended Zoom as the #1 choice for video conferencing software.

Is Zoom free to use?

Zoom has a free option which allow you to have unlimited 1 on 1 meetings and host up to 100 people for maximum 40 minutes.

Why is Zoom so popular?

People use Zoom as it an easy-to-use platform and offers a lot of features for free.