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What do you use for video calls?

madza profile image Madza ・1 min read

When it comes to video call apps, there are lots of options like Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Dou, Apple Facetime, Messanger, Skype, etc.
Which one do you use and why would you recommend it?

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Jitsi.
Self hosted or not, you don’t have to create accounts, download anything, or tell them anything about you or your users.
Also I run daily 10 person meetings in full HD on an Amazon t2 micro instance - way cheaper than paying for 10 zoom subscriptions!

 

Agreed, supporting open source and it's comparably better than most other video conferencing software.

 

For personal use I like whereby.com. Runs directly in the browser so there's no app hassle.

 

We are using WebEx at work, would not recommend it. I consistently does not work correctly with headset on PC, so you need to make it call your phone.

In the past we used MS Teams, would breakup when there is more people using video but was fine for small team. And zoom for whole company meetings etc... The free version gives you very limited time...

 

It always depends on which video call app my clients or my friends use, then I'll install all of them. But mainly, using Google Meet because most people have it. I also have created a web-based P2P video chat to replacing these apps. But I haven't fully utilized it yet.

 

For school, we mainly use Microsoft Teams

 

Work I use google meet which works well for an organisation already using all things google. Although we are using Zoom for our weekly social meeting due to the breakout rooms feature.
I also use Zoom for online classes (pilates, cake decorating) but I find the Zoom client for Ubuntu to be unstable and it often starts chewing through memory so I usually default to the less feature rich web client.
And finally I use Jitsi for the bookclub I run. Jitsi is my personal favourite, easy to get going, easy to use, has some nice features like being able to change an individual participants volume (helpful if you have people who speak softly or sit far from the mic).

 

Jitsi! I like how simple it is and that it's open source.

 

Lolz! Still useful for screen sharing ...

 

It depends on what kind of video call you want to have. Video calls are for different reasons like social stuff, work with clients etc.

Could you add more context to the question regarding what the video call is about then I can chime in with tools that I use per scenario. Thank you!

 

Here we use both Google Meet and Zoom.

 

Duo for family. Zoom for work.

 

For work my favorite is zoom because I can record the video calls... For personal use IG

 

Google Meet for formal talks, Google Duo to talk with family members and Discord for talking with friends when coding together.

 
 

Zoom because its very common in India

 

google hangouts at work - went through all the things (Zoom, Whereby, Jitsi...), and ended up there again. On top for more presentation style things we are very happy with crowdcast.io .