3 free alternatives to zoom – time to changeZoom has gone from 10m to 200m users in 3 months (!!) and it’s a truly lovely piece for engineering for video calls that just work. But the security problems are growing too – so should we use it?
So for us – no more zoom, at least until they get security properly sorted.
Free choices that can be trusted with highly sensitive conversations
- Facetime – simple and very secure – up to 32 people – but apple only.
- WhatsApp – good – up to 4 people – but no desktop app.
- Signal – awesome – but only 2 people video.
Free stuff with no sign in required, and Microsofts new Zoom killer
- Microsoft Teams – most business users have it already -pretty good, can be hard to manage large groups. Good broadcast options, but only 4 chat participants at once.
- Gotomeeting is pretty good.
- Slack is ok – but a bit flakey.