Video communication is an alternative to a regular phone call or an in-person meeting. You can place a video call with your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It lets you see someone’s face while you are talking to them. Video conferencing software may also have built-in features such as chat, screen sharing, and recording.
What kinds of video communication software are there?
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats – and it lets you record those sessions to view later.
Anyone with a Google account can use Google Meet to create an online meeting with up to 100 participants. Meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting.
Use Blue Jeans to hold an interactive online meeting or brainstorming session with tools like screen sharing, annotation, and digital whiteboard.
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Seamlessly go from a chat message, to a call, to a meeting with the Webex app.
Chat, calls, or video, anyone can engage at any time with Microsoft Teams. Your docs, photos, videos, chat history, and meeting notes are always there, so it’s easier to work together. Set up your team’s space with all the apps you need so you can stay in just one place instead of jumping around.
- FaceTime – Connect with family and friends. Make audio and video calls from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to other iOS devices or even a Mac.
- Glide – Glide is an instant video messaging platform for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. The app enables a user to live stream broadcast brief video clips, in a similar way as sending text messages. Glide communicates through WiFi, 3G, 4G,and LTE.
- Google Duo – Duo is a high quality video calling app. It’s free, simple and works on Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, and smart displays, like the Google Nest Hub Max.