Virtual meeting software - Zoom
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In times when we must practice social distancing and all live events, meetings and conferences have been cancelled, virtual meet ups are the only option left. In case you are not an experienced user of virtual meetings software the choice can be overwhelming. A multitude of providers claim they have the perfect solution, but how to decide?

To spare you the search in the vast sea of possibilities, we will daily present the best and most popular virtual meetings software, to let you choose the one that truly meets your needs.


Zoom brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment. It is an easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform that provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. Zoom helps enterprises create elevated experiences with leading business app integrations and developer tools to create customized workflows.

Setup and configuration

The Zoom application has to be downloaded to your PC or smartphone.

Recording limits

Recording limits differ based on the chosen pricing plan.

Pricing and plans

Zoom offers four pricing plans, Basic, Pro, Business and Enterprise. The Basic plan is free and can be used for personal meetings with up to 100 participants, limited to 40-minute calls. The Pro plan starts at €13.99 per month and offers meetings with 100 participants (or more, on request) for meetings that can last as long as 24 hours. The Business plan starts at €18.99 per month for up to 300 participants (or more, on request). The Enterprise plan starts at €18.99 per month and can hold meetings with up to 500 participants, with the option to upgrade to 1.000 participants.

5 advantages

  1. Live team chat.
  2. Streamlined calendaring.
  3. Automatic recording and transcripts.
  4. Built-in collaboration tools.
  5. Powerful meeting security.