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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.

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.

Brian Lim

Founder & CEO - iHeartRaves

✓ Zoom
In light of COVID-19 and the need to work remotely, we are using Zoom so that people are able to share their fun experiences of working from home daily. We are sharing what our work stations look like, discussing workout routines we are doing, talking about the music we’re listening to, and so on. We’ve started doing virtual happy hours as well and they’ve been a big hit! In addition, there are plans for a Zoom morning workout routine hosted by team members. Zoom is super easy to use, and the cost is very low.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shiyang Gong

CEO - AILaw.Inc

✓ Zoom
I prefer to use Zoom for daily video meetings with my team and clients. It is simple to use, and no one has issues using the product on the receiving end of an invite. Zoom has a Stable video conference calling for many people and has the ability to include people via phone calls. The call quality of the Zoom is excellent without interference and drops. Screen sharing option is a great feature as we need this all the time for client calls. It is also great if someone can’t make a meeting because you can record your call and can share it later with the group members.

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.

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.

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.