A really good app for video calls between colleagues, but also between friends as you can see multiple users screens simultaneously with ease. With more and more people working from home, this can help to facilitate long distance connections.
Zoom is a cross platform, cloud video conferencing tool. It allows users to remotely connect via PC or phone and participate in video conferences, webinars, online teaching courses and more. Whilst Zoom is designed with businesses in mind, this is actually a very good app for group video calls between friends, as you are able to see multiple users at the same time.
Connect with up to 100 active users and 10000 view-only attendees
High video and audio quality
Easily invite people via phone number or email
Share your screen with other callers
Zoom brings together all of these features into an easy to use app that can be downloaded onto your phone or PC.
How Much Does Zoom Cost?
Zoom has several pricing options, depending on your requirements (if you are a large business, planning a webinar or just looking for a way of organising a group chat between colleagues). If you are looking for a basic, free to use package, you can enjoy unlimited 1:1 meetings for free, and can have free group meetings (these are limited to 40 minutes, which you can then restart). See this screenshot for the more complete pricing.