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3 Best Apps for Video-calling

People have suffered a lot due to diseases and Viruses. Lots of people have lost their lives because of it. The recent incident of COVID-19 has taken many lives. As a result, Countries worldwide announced complete lockdowns as to stop this COVID-19 from spreading.

Business, shops, educational institutions, and offices got closed. Therefore, the worldwide economy started to fall and hit lower lows day by day.

Countries were not able to bear that much loss in a short matter of time. So, Governments worldwide announced that as this COVID-19 is still uncontrollable. People should start working from home to avoid a huge economical downfall.

Classes, Business meetings, conferences started once again through conferencing/video-calling applications.

Some of the Best Conferencing/video-calling applications are mentioned below:

  • Skype
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom.

Skype

Skype is one of the oldest and most updated video-calling software ever. The word Skype itself refers to Video-conferencing. Above all, there is no doubt that Skype is the only software providing a lot of facilities for free.

Skype made its first appearance in August of 2003. Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Talin are the authors of Skype.

This video-conferencing software operates on platforms like Windows, macOS, IOS, Linux, Android, Hololense, Xbox One, and Windows phone.

The latest purchasing of Skype was by Microsoft at $8.9 billion. Skype technologies enterprise is the developer of Skype software. This software also operates on a browser.

Features

  • Quick messaging and chat history.
  • Calls between Skype and landline / mobile phone numbers.
  • Skype Premium.
  • Voicemail.
  • Video calling and screen sharing.
  • SMS text messaging.
  • Wireless hotspot network access.
  • Application features.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the best app for professional meetings, Online classes, and business meetings. M-Teams is the original software released by Microsoft enterprises.

The Microsoft enterprises released this software, but in March 2017 during an internal hackathon at the company. Moreover, it is lead by Brian MacDonald, the Corporate Vice President at Microsoft.

Above all, the M-Teams can operate on many platforms like Windows, Linux, macOS, IOS, and Android. The Android version of this software only occupies 61 MBS of storage. While for the IOS it is almost 226MBS.

Features

  • Fully mixing with Microsoft Office 365.
  • Conversation Channels.
  • Reduced Emails.
  • Collaborate Live in Real-time.
  • Access teams across all of your devices.

Zoom

Certainly, Zoom is the best application for video-calling. As it can host a gethering for you and your 100 other friends in just a single tap for free users. The application provides a 40-minute limit to a free user with a maximum allowing of 100 people.

However, for the premium users zoom application opens the door to conference call up to 500 people at one time with no time limit restrictions.

Likewise Skype and M-teams, Zoom application also provides 11 different languages to users. Eric Yuan is the original author of this application who released this app on the 23rd of January 2013.

This application operates on Windows, Linux, macOS, IOS, and Android.

Features

  • Easy acceptance of WebRTC technology.
  • Join from anywhere through any device.
  • Access whole security solutions throughout.
  • Built-in tools to share screen.
  • High-Defination video and audio calls.

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Samia Riaz

I, Samia Riaz memon, a student of 3rd year computer system engineering at Institute of Bussiness Adminstration (IBA). I am a writer, blogger and content creator since 2014. I have been providing my services at different platforms and have worked with alot of organizations and pherms.
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