One of the measures implemented by companies to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was to allow their employees to work from home. Remote work was the solution found by companies around the world to comply with social isolation recommendations from World Health Organization (WHO) and ensure the business operation sustainability. But, since keeping active communication during the quarantine period is quite important, video conference call tools have been used for work meetings and, on the social area, to maintain contact with family members and friends.
Such applications enable video calls with more than two participants and feature several resources for simultaneous interactions. It is possible to send messages, share documents, images, songs or even use filters during the chat online. With this in mind, we list here the features of the main video conference call applications. Check here!
One of the world's most popular video call tools, Skype allows the organization of virtual meetings with up to 25 people (the meeting host and 24 additional participants). One of the platform's advantages is the high-quality image and audio, which can be broadcasted in HD.
There are also some interesting resources that may be explored during the video call. It is possible to blur the background screen during the video call, activate subtitles and record a meeting for watching it later.
Those who do not feel comfortable in front of cameras may also choose audio calls. This resource also provides the possibility for users buying credits to make calls to any fixed-line and mobile phone around the world.
But, if you prefer to have a talk by chat, this is not a problem.
Skype also has many helpful interaction options through this channel. The app may be used in smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Skype is available for download in iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Play Store) devices.
Check more information in: www.skype.com
Hangouts is the Google's communication platform that allows sharing messages online, make phone calls and hold video call meetings with up to 10 people. In message chat, it is possible to create groups of up to 150 people.
When compared to other tools available in the market, Hangouts features three important favorable factors: its interface is attractive, with simple usability and integrated to Gmail, one of the world's most popular email providers.
It is worth noting that, due to coronavirus spread, Google has released Hangouts Meet for free, a business version of the platform, for all users. This tool provides even more advanced and interesting resources for its users.
Similar do Skype, the tool may provide audio calls and may be used in smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Google Hangouts is available for download in iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Play Store) devices.
Check more information in: https://hangouts.google.com
Teams is Microsoft's unified platform for teamwork. All chats, files, meetings and apps are gathered into a single space of shared work. It stands out for supporting individual video calls, in groups and events with up to 10,000 people.
Other resource that may be helpful for many users is that it is easy to access, edit and share Office 365 files in real time. This resource is key to promote team collaboration and ensure that projects are carried out in the best way possible. The platform can be accessed in all devices.
Microsoft Teams is available for download in iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Play Store) devices.
Check more information in:www.microsoft.com/pt-br/education/products/teams
Slack is one of the main business-focused communication tools in the world. Its main purpose is to unify communication and collaboration in a single place, aiming at improving the companies' productivity, integration and work flow.
The tool commitment in enhancing the daily routines of companies is evidenced by how chats are organized. Users may organize channels by topics, projects or any other strategic theme. In such channels, users are able to share documents, photos and videos without damaging the quality of files sent.
Slack free plan allows holding a video call with just one co-worker. Paid plan is more robust and allows up to 15 participants to be connected at the same time.
However, it is important to highlight that Slack's big idea is the integration with other professional tools. It is possible to connect it to further apps such as Trello, Google Drive, Zapier, Zoom, Skype and many other platforms with no need to disconnect. Such integrations allow the connection of two applications in a simple and practical way.
Slack navigation by computer is more complete and allows the execution of commands not allowed in mobile devices. Nevertheless, it can be used in any device.
Slack is available for download in iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Play Store) devices.
Check more information in https://slack.com/ intl/pt-br/
Whereby (formerly Appear.in) is a video conference call tool that is widely used in working environments due to its easy access. The platform virtual rooms may be accessed with just a click, with no need for download, enrollment or passwords.
Other interesting resource is the possibility of customizing access links to virtual rooms. The free plan allows users to create rooms - one room per profile - for up to four participants joining a meeting at the same time. Paid plan allows creating multiple rooms per profile and including, simultaneously, up to 50 participants.
Users may also use the feature of screen sharing and numerous options for chat interaction. The platform also provides options for interaction with other applications used in the daily working routines of many companies.
Whereby can be accessed by all devices and is available for download in iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Play Store) devices.