ZOOM is an app for videocalls that lets you start and join meetings with high-quality video and flawless audio. It's a popular solution for businesses of all sizes.
Video Conferencing 10/10
At all subscription plans, including a free version, ZOOM Cloud Meetings gives you everything needed for videocalls. You can use a whiteboard to annotate projects and share screens with your audience. All paid plans offer video recording, all chats are protected by password and video is delivered in high definition.
ZOOM Cloud Meetings supports up to 49 videos on one screen. Thanks to a hand-raising feature, the host can respond to listeners who raise their hand to interject. Users can set their own backgrounds and customize their profiles. Also, during the meetings, hosts can create polls.
Of course, there is more to ZOOM Cloud Meetings than just videocalls. You can arrange meetings and use online calendars, Microsoft and Google ones as well. Advanced features include virtual backgrounds and touch-up functionalities.
Hosts have control over how their meetings run. They can create co-host conferences and work with consultants. Besides, there is access to desktop sharing and hand-over controls. Users receive a meeting ID for inviting other users. The app connects to your contacts so that you can quickly invite everyone. If you use free plan, the meeting can only last 40 minutes.
Safeguarding Privacy 7/10
ZOOM Cloud Meetings has become insanely popular really quickly, which has made attempts of finding exploits more often. There were some flaws discovered, even though they were quickly fixed by updates. According to the company, the app uses end-to-end encryption. However, this encryption only works if all participants use Zoom apps. As the company has explained, it would be impossible for them to encrypt audio and video from other apps.
ZOOM Cloud Meetings lets you connect with people on iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac and even H.323/SIP room systems. The app works over WiFi, 3G and 4G networks. If you use Siri, you can create and give your own voice commands. However, virtual backgrounds aren't available to Android users.
Even though ZOOM Cloud Meetings actually had issues with security, the app is being constantly improved. It's quickly becoming an all-in-one tool for enterprises.
- Affordable paid plans
- Plenty of features for participants
- Crystal clear video quality
- Generous free plan.
- Security flaws
- Outdated chat-room design.