Online Meeting resources

Zoom is free to use for up to 40 minutes

https://zoom.us

Skype

This is from a post by Moxie

Blatantly stolen from another group:

“Hi folks 👋 I thought it might be useful to share some short research I’ve been doing / refreshing this morning…

RE: Remote Meeting / Video Conferencing / Moving face-to-face activities online:

I’ve seen lots of people recommending Zoom recently, and it is really good for 1-1 meetings / calls (good quality, better than skype etc). However, there are some limits to the free account, so I’ve been prepping some info also about some cheaper alternatives – especially if you find yourself needing to run things over the internet for remote work from now on…

• Using Zoom – unlimited 1-1 video meeting calls, 40 mins limit on hosting group video meetings (3 to 100 people) with the Basic/Free package. To host a longer meeting, you have to pay for a Pro subscription. Anyone with an invite can join a Zoom call (without having to pay or upgrade their account – only the “host” needs to have a premium account) – see: https://zoom.us/pricing – at the moment a Pro account is £11.99/mo

• Using Google Hangouts – Video calls can include up to 10 people for free (on Gmail, G Suite Basic packages) or 25 people (using Business, Education packages). Everyone who wants to join a group conversation must use Hangouts / have a Google account. – at the moment a Gmail account is £0/mo & G Suite Basic is £4.14/mo

• Using Google Hangouts Meet – “Meet” is the premium version of Google Hangouts, available to you if you pay for a G Suite Basic package + above. This allows you to set up unlimited video conference calls for up to 100 participants. Anyone with an invite can join a Google Hangouts Meet call (without having to pay or upgrade their account – only the “host” needs to have a premium account) – https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html – at the moment G Suite Basic is £4.14/mo

• Using WhatsApp – unlimited 1-1 video meeting calls, and group video calls for up to 4 people with Free package. Only available via WhatsApp mobile app (not desktop/web version) – at the moment a WhatsApp account is £0/mo

• Using Skype – unlimited video meeting calls for up to 50 people with Free package. Everyone who wants to join a group conversation must use Skype / have a Skype account – at the moment a Skype account is £0/mo

• Using Discord – All-in-one voice and text chat, with video calls for up to 10 people for free. Everyone who wants to join a group conversation must use Discord / have a Discord account. – at the moment a Discord account is £0/mo – https://discordapp.com (HT: Betsy Furber)

• Using Whereby – unlimited video meeting calls for up to 4 people via the Free account. Pro versions allow up to 12 people & Business version is unlimited – at the moment a Free Whereby account is £0/mo & Pro is $9.99 /mo https://whereby.com/information/pricing/ (HT: Hannah Wood)

ADDED NOTE: There is also a super useful resource for communities new to online working at – https://localtrust.org.uk/…/programme-guid…/digital-toolkit/

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