Zoom Meetings

Video conferencing & web conferencing for teams of all sizes

About Zoom Meetings

Zoom is a scalable, cloud based video conferencing and web conferencing platform enabling online meetings, webinars, file sharing, instant messaging, group messaging and more, for users in companies of all sizes.

Founded in 2011 by leaders and engineers from Cisco and WebEx, Zoom uses HD video and high quality audio to create an immersive video conferencing and screen-sharing experience for remote teams. Zoom’s desktop and native mobile apps enable teams to connect and collaborate from anywhere, whether they're working on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or Blackberry devices, or from Zoom Rooms or H.323/SIP room systems.

The platform unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, wireless content sharing, and group messaging into one platform. With Zoom, users can connect multiple conference rooms, add remote attendees, and effectively enable “face-to-face” meetings in a single touch.

Zoom Rooms - Zoom's "Software Defined Video Conferencing System" or SDVC - integrates with existing audio solutions and dials out to mobile devices, facilitating the participation of on-the-go employees. With Zoom’s live Q&A feature, webinar hosts - and up to 25 designated panelists - can answer attendee questions as they come in, as well as run polls and reports to gather insight from participants.

Zoom Business IM enables teams to share text, images, audio files and more in group chats across any device. From the integrated IM platform, users can start video meetings and invite participants and conference rooms from their contact list. Files can be dragged, dropped, and shared in Zoom’s Business IM and then retrieved later, from Zoom’s synced and searchable content library.

Pricing starting from:

$20.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Zoom Meetings

  • Zoom’s HD video and high quality audio features create an immersive video conferencing experience and help remote attendees to communicate with their team as though they were in the same room.

  • With ZoomRooms video conference participants can wirelessly and securely share content from any device.

  • Webinar hosts can designate up to 25 interactive panelists to present and screen-share with thousands of attendees, run polls, and answer attendee questions as they come in.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and 3 others, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    $20.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Zoom Meetings: 83

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Annotations
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendee Management
    • Audience Engagement
    • Auto Framing
    • Automatic Transcription
    • CRM Software
    • Calendar Management
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Conferencing
    • Contact Management Software
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Desktop / Browser Sharing
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Hand Raising
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Management Software
    • Event Scheduling
    • File Management
    • File Sharing Software
    • File Transfer
    • HD Audio/Video
    • Host Controls
    • Internal Meetings
    • Live Chat Software
    • Meeting Management
    • Meeting Room Booking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Screen Sharing
    • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
    • Multiple Camera Feeds
    • Multistreaming
    • On-Demand Recording
    • On-Demand Webcasting
    • Polls/Voting
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Presenter Control Management
    • Private Chat
    • Real Time Editing
    • Real Time Screen Sharing
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Broadcasting
    • Recording
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Remote Support Software
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Scheduling Software
    • Screen Recording Software
    • Screen Sharing Software
    • Search/Filter
    • Session Recording
    • Single Sign On Software
    • Social Media Streaming
    • Split/Multi-Screen
    • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Zone Tracking
    • Two Way Audio & Video
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • User Management
    • User Profiles
    • Video Call Recording
    • Video Chat
    • Video Conferencing Software
    • Video Layouts/Views
    • Video Streaming
    • Virtual Backgrounds
    • Whiteboard Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (9,416)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.4/5

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    Denish D.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Most simple, reliable and efficient meeting software ever. Experience meetings at its best!

    Reviewed on 2021-09-14

    I would simply say that it has been the software we ever needed. The new additional exiting and...

    I would simply say that it has been the software we ever needed. The new additional exiting and helpful features have taken the experience to new heights . Its simply the best.

    Pros

    The simplicity and usability of the software, the fact that users don't have to necessarily signup and login in order to attend a meeting (which made over 90% of my novice users especially in remote villages). The controls well designed and implemented to offer the easiest way possible for users to use them. The meeting experience it offer in spite of slow internet speeds. The wonderful features that like chats, polls, break out rooms, third party integrations had given me the best way to have meetings. Zoom is the best software option for online meetings and is still the best option to use than in person meetings.

    Cons

    Background noise management is not yet so good though I assume that this is technically possible to achieve. Sometimes participant unmutes and attempts to speak with very high background noise hence causing unnecessary disrupting and distractions in the meeting. It would be awesome if there is a feature within the software to manage if a users' microphone background noise

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Meet and Microsoft Teams

    Reasons for Choosing Zoom Meetings

    Users will slow internet speeds had very horrible meeting experiences with other software's compared to zoom during tests. they would literally be kicked out of the meeting much faster and quicker than zoom does and it would be much harder to reconnect.

    Switched From

    Google Meet and Microsoft Teams

    Reasons for Switching to Zoom Meetings

    Zoom is very simple to use, no need for sign ups and sign ins which is exactly what we needed for many novice IT users we had, User friendly interface and controls, Offers lots of very helpful and great features, Offered the bests meeting experience, reliability during slow connections, better waiting time for reconnections and rejoining meetings incase of bad network. Best reliability incase user changed their internet access connection.
    Adrian M.
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Tu mejor opción para reuniones virtuales

    Reviewed on 2021-09-11

    He tenido una buena experiencia, es un software amigable y sencillo de utilizar. Además facilita...

    He tenido una buena experiencia, es un software amigable y sencillo de utilizar. Además facilita los recordatorios al estar enlazado con otros servicios como calendario de Google.

    Pros

    Cuenta con muchas funcionalidades, el permitir de manera libre generar reuniones fluidas y contar con opciones fundamentales dentro de las mismas. Facilita la forma en que se presenta o vende proyectos a los clientes, así mismo facilita las clases cuando se brindan capacitaciones grandes.

    Cons

    La limitación de 45 minutos por reunión puede ser un problema para las personas que no adquieran una licencia.

    Alternatives Considered

    CANVAS and Google Meet

    Reasons for Choosing Zoom Meetings

    Porque brindaba mayor facilidad y en el lugar donde vivo la mayor parte de las personas utilizan el software.

    Switched From

    Google Meet

    Reasons for Switching to Zoom Meetings

    Elije Zoom porque es mas amigable y tiene mayores características que los otros.
    Marcius R.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    After the pandemic, everyone in the field knows about Zoom, but many 'normal' people still...

    Reviewed on 2021-07-20

    It gets the job done, it has many features, and has a generous Free plan for one-on-one meetings.
    It...

    It gets the job done, it has many features, and has a generous Free plan for one-on-one meetings.
    It has a general use type of service. It's like a reliable hammer - good for most things, but not good for many specific things. So if you need something more specific for your use-case, then there are other things out there that might be better suited for you.
    Of course, if you just need something to throw a presentation every few months, or every now and then, then it's pretty good for that. Although the price then doesn't justify the low use case for the presentation side. And if you're just in it for the one-on-one side, then you have better options if you're willing to invest and if the cost is justified for you. But at the same time, if you only need it a few times a year, then Zoom or Skype can get the job done in a reliable way.
    So I would say, don't dismiss Zoom, but don't fall in love with it either, if you're doing frequent presentations.

    Pros

    The free plan is pretty generous with up to 100 participants for 40 minutes. It's great for many small-purpose presentations, but don't get extended with Q&A.
    Mostly the free plan is great for one-on-one since it's not time-limited. It integrates great with WordPress through many plugins, or Book Like a Boss, CalendarHero and some other scheduling tools.
    The quality of audio is good most of the time. Same as for the video, good most of the time.
    The added advantage is that now, with the pandemic, it got more press and more people learned how to use it as well.

    Cons

    I don't like the fact that software needs to be installed. It does have a web version, but even then it's less reliable.
    It requires a learning period to get on how to use it. If you have a co-host who isn't familiar, it becomes an embarrassing trip to start teaching them in the middle of the presentation.
    Many times, when I was a participant, not a host, I could see the hosts struggling with settings and getting things to work. Some hosts don't even know how to mute participants so it gets very distracting.
    It often glitches due to either the internet connection or some other reason, but I have a very fast internet speed that doesn't present me any problems in other tools.
    Some things about the tool aren't intuitive, and they haven't fixed them or changed them at all, in all this time, and I'd imagine, a huge amount of feedback.
    Since it's mainly software-based, people with Windows 10 S will not be able to use it, and you'd have to instruct participants how to "Join from browser". If it just you, one-on-one it's no big deal, but when there are more participants, each having their own problems, then you've got a problem.

    Firas H.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Zoom for business users

    Reviewed on 2021-08-30

    Zoom is a must-have tool especially these days where most of our work is executed remotely

    Zoom is a must-have tool especially these days where most of our work is executed remotely

    Pros

    Zoom is an easy software to use and collaborate. IT can accommodate a high number of attendees. The recording feature is very important. Polls and statistical data are very helpful.

    Cons

    Chatting window needs to have more advanced features in term of one-to-one chats or group chats

    Alternatives Considered

    GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar

    Reasons for Choosing Zoom Meetings

    Zoom has reasonable pricing based on the requested level.

    Switched From

    GoToMeeting and Zoho Meeting

    Reasons for Switching to Zoom Meetings

    Zoom can cover many features available in multiple software apps, which is a significant cost saver. Also, it is easier to use for non-advanced users
    Carolina C.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best video conferencing software out there

    Reviewed on 2021-08-09

    The company I work with is a school, so when the pandemic hit we had to quickly adapt and make the...

    The company I work with is a school, so when the pandemic hit we had to quickly adapt and make the switch to online classes. Zoom made everything easier, having so many features it was easy to adapt our classes to the virtual environment. Something else that sets it apart is that it's so reliable and its video conferencing quality it's so great. When dealing with over 300 people attending a class, I need to know the platform won't disappoint - and Zoom definitely doesn't. Over a year using it and it has never given us any problem.

    Pros

    There's no one software like Zoom, it's definitely the best there is. It has great features such as private chat, rooms, voting, polls, reactions, recording, and so much more. We use it as a platform for online classes and it's just amazing. The host has complete control of what guests can and can't do, which gives you much more confidence in hosting meetings. It's very reliable and has so many integrations. Also, I believe it's a versatile tool: you can have meetings, use for remote work, for hangouts with the team, online classes, collaboration in different groups, streaming to Youtube and other platforms, webinars - just to name a few.

    Cons

    Being the best in the market, the price is quite high for it. For companies, it's definitely worth it considering all it delivers - but I wish it could be more affordable so more people would have access to it, especially to use it for personal life as well.

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    Zoom Meetings offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: $20.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Zoom Meetings has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Zoom Meetings supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Zoom Meetings supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Zoom Meetings integrates with the following applications:

    Absorb LMS, Acuity Scheduling, Asana, Bitbucket, Blackboard Learn, Book Like A Boss, Box, CANVAS, Calendly, Dropbox Business, Egnyte, Facebook, GitHub, GitLab, Gmail, Gong.io, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Workspace, HipChat, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Intercom, JIRA Service Management, Jira, Kaltura Video Platform, Keap, LearnUpon, LinkedIn for Business, Marketo Engage, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Moodle, New Relic One, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle Eloqua, PagerDuty, Panopto, Pardot, PayPal, Redbooth, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Schoology, ServiceNow, Skilljar Customer Education, Skype for Business, Slack, Statuspage, Thought Industries, Trello, Trint, YouCanBook.me, Zapier, Zendesk, appointlet

    Zoom Meetings offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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