How to use Zoom for free video conferencing

How to use Zoom for free video conferencing

As more corporations add offices in the United States and all around the world, traveling is a solution for bringing employees together. However, the expenses for travel tickets, hotel reservations, and other necessary commodities might prove to be quite costly. Not to mention, it's quite difficult to make sure that everyone's schedule can be altered in such a way that they can participate in the event in question. A cheaper and way simpler alternative is to hold meetings remotely by video.

A video meeting is better than an audio conference/call as it's easier for the participants to stay focused on the subject and interact with the rest of the group.

Zoom is among the most reliable and affordable services that provide you with almost any feature you could possibly need when holding video conferences on your Windows PC. There can be up to 500 video participants with access to dozens of collaboration features. What's more, the service makes sure the users get HD video and high-quality audio in their conferences.

You can choose between various subscription plans, each with a certain amount of useful advantages and cost. The free package includes the ability to host up to 100 participants, to have unlimited 1 to 1 meetings, and to record Zoom meetings, a 40 minutes limit on group meetings, free screen sharing options, etc. These features are perfect for small companies and freelancers who wish to reduce communication costs while having quality video conferences.

Tutorial assets

You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.

Here's what you need to do to use Zoom for free video conferencing:

Step 1

Download Zoom from the homepage of the developer and install it on your PC. Create a personal account on the homepage of the developer. Use the credentials to log into your account directly from the program's interface.

Step 2

Configure the video settings according to your needs.

Configuring Zoom Video SettingsConfiguring Zoom Video Settings

Step 3

Join a meeting, share your screen activity or start a video conference with other people. You can send invitations to additional participants directly from the tool's interface, schedule meetings, record your video conferences, and so much more.

New Meeting in ZoomNew Meeting in Zoom

Inviting Participants in ZoomInviting Participants in Zoom

Conclusion

As you can see, it's very simple to use Zoom for free video conferencing. So, as you're not planning on using the program for holding conferences with more than 100 participants and the amount of features from the free subscription plan suffice, then you should definitely give this video meeting service a try. Still, Zoom isn't the only video conference tool for Windows PCs. You also have utilities like Skype, BlueJeans, Adobe Connect, and many others. So, which is your go-to program for holding video meetings on your computer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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