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Our Top 5 Virtual Meeting Software Tools

One thing we have had to get used to over the past few years is attending and hosting virtual meetings. Covid-19 meant that many of us had to work from home, which in turn resulted in the fact that many meetings were held over a computer screen rather than face to face.


These virtual meetings have meant we are searching for the best software to help us. Names that we may not have known before are suddenly all we can discuss, such as Zoom and Teams.


Whilst we might know the name of these companies, many of us ask who is the best, particularly when it comes to remote working. Rather than ranking them, we have put together our top 5 virtual meeting software tools, ready for you to discover which one might be the right choice for you and your needs.





If you have a Google Workspace, you will want to try and use Google Meet, as the two are designed to work together. The free tier of Google Meet is pretty generous compared to others and comes with document collaboration and video meet-ups.


Google Meet will work entirely through your browser and automatically save your meetings into a specified Google Drive.


Using this system with a Google Workspace membership is better, which has an extra cost, but this will allow you access to all the essential features.



2 - Zoom


One of the biggest names in video meeting software has to be Zoom.


Zoom is one of the best plans for the “free” price tag; however, if you want to upgrade to a paid plan, these are also competitively priced and come with lots of great features.


Zoom is easy to use and has a good track record with performance and support queries. However, over the years, there have been some issues with privacy and security.



3 - Teams


If you have had to get to grips with remote working, then you will have been likely to use Teams.


This Microsoft-made software is made to be used with the rest of the Office suite and is packed full of features and integration too.


It is easy to use and is available in various formats depending on how you want to “meet”.


That said, Teams is usually only the most effective in a Microsoft environment, which isn’t ideal if you have a MAC.





GoTo Meeting is a good video conferencing app, one of the quirkier choices used with the GoTo Ecosystem.


The system works across all the platforms and is smart and useful. It comes with annotation during screen sharing and offers unlimited cloud recording.


One downside of GoTo Meeting is that it doesn’t have a whiteboard functionality, which can be incredibly useful.




Created by Cisco, it makes sense that Webex is going to be a great option when it comes to video conferencing. However, one of the most significant drawbacks of this particular choice is its cost. More expensive than you may be willing to pay.


That said, if budget allows, then Webex is intuitive and powerful for sharing and whiteboard features. You will get cloud recording and breakout rooms, and there is also a reaction feature during the meetings too.


Created by Cisco, it makes sense that Webex is going to be a great option when it comes to video conferencing. However, one of the most significant drawbacks of this particular choice is its cost. More expensive than you may be willing to pay.


That said, if budget allows, then Webex is intuitive and powerful for sharing and whiteboard features. You will get cloud recording and breakout rooms, and there is also a reaction feature during the meetings too.


Want to know more about how to use video conferencing and the top team collaboration tools to your advantage? Try out these leading platforms and see which one can deliver the functionality you need and read our top 5 collaboration tools for small businesses.


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