Video Application Features

Video calling application’s have become the new reality for us all, since the current pandemic of COVID-19 has started. There is so may application’s to choose from, but what are the positive and negative features of each and which would suit your needs best?

Zoom

Positives

  • “Waiting Room” feature is a good security measure – you can accept participants into the Zoom call
  • You can preschedule meetings
  • Up to 100 people can join a single call, on the free plan.

Negatives

  • Security breaches – Zoom booming taking place on calls
  • Basic free plan only allows call duration of 40 minutes

WhatsApp

Positives

  • This application is FREE
  • Good security (calls are end-to-end encrypted)
  • High volume of users – so you have a better chance of connecting with people.

Negatives

  • Only 4 users can join on a group call

 

FaceTime

Positives

  • This application is FREE.
  • Good security (calls are end-to-end encrypted)
  • Allows up to 32 people in a FaceTime call

Negatives

  • This application is not available to everyone. Only people on apple devices can use.
  • Security has been flagged with this application in the past, in relation to user privacy

Skype

Positives:

  • This application is FREE.
  • Good security (end-to-end encrypted on video calls)
  • Allows up to 50 people on a video call
  • Works on most devices

Negatives:

  • Not end-to-end encrypted on regular telephone calls
  • Security has been flagged with this application in the past, in relation to user privacy

Facebook Messenger

Positives:

  • This application is FREE, but you do need a facebook account to use.
  • High volume of users – so you have a better chance of connecting with people.
  • Allows up to 50 people on a call on the original mobile version.

Negatives:

  • Security has been flagged with this application in the past, in relation to user privacy.
  • Calls are not end-to-end encrypted.

Google Duo

Positives

  • This application is FREE
  • Good security (end-to-end encrypted on video calls)
  • Works on most devices
  • It has high definition calls
  • You can video preview your caller, before you answer the phone

Negatives

  • Allows up to 12 people on a call
  • Security has been flagged with this application in the past, in relation to user privacy.

 

 

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