8 Zoom alternatives you can try out during movement control order

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During this movement control order, one of the essentials to keep you connected to your businesses or studies is a video conferencing tool. However, it must be really hard for you to choose the right one to communicate with your peers while at home, as the video conferencing tools that are currently on the market have their own benefits and drawbacks. Now, it seems like everybody is using Zoom since it’s a popular platform when it comes to video conferencing. 

However, if you don’t really like how Zoom works, we have found a list on the Internet that you might need to help with your selection. In this list, some of the best alternatives of Zoom have been listed out and they might have the features that you always want for a video conferencing tool, let’s check them out now!


#1 Microsoft Teams

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We think you guys might have heard the first one as it is quite popular by itself as well. Microsoft Teams is created to replace Skype for Business before the platform ends its service in July 2021. It allows the users to host online meetings for up to 250 people, and get interactive tools like screen sharing, instant messaging, and record meetings. Furthermore, Microsoft Teams can be owned with Office 365 subscriptions with the lowest at RM15.60 a month.

  • Free plan available: No
  • Free trial: No
  • Pricing: Starts at RM15.60/month
  • Number of participants: Up to 250


#2 Hangouts Meet

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Hangouts Meet is another alternative developed by Google. It offers all the business-centered tools that you need to hold online meetings. With G Suite subscription, you will also get Hangouts Chat for instant messaging between your friends, Google Drive to save all your files, and other Google’s products. You can also save the recordings of your online meetings to a Drive file and share it with your friend via an invite link.

  • Free plan available: No
  • Free trial: 14 days
  • Pricing: Starts at 6 USD (~RM26) per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 250


#3 Zoho Meeting


Zoho Meeting packs a lot of features for online meetings and webinars including sharing screens, muting the mics of participants, syncing meetings to your calendar and more. It also has two different types of subscriptions that are online meetings and webinars for you to choose from, depending on how you’re going to use it.

  • Free plan available: No
  • Free trial: 14 days
  • Pricing: Starts at 8 USD (~RM34.66) per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 250


#4 GoTo Meeting

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The next one has been here for a long time and it is called GoTo Meeting. This video conferencing tool allows the host to invite up to 3,000 people to join a meeting via a PC or a mobile device. Other than that, GoTo Meeting also offers three subscription packages with different pricing and features. No matter if you’re in a small company or a large one with thousands of employees, this tool has you covered.

  • Free plan available: No
  • Free trial: 14 days
  • Pricing: Starts at 12 USD (~RM51.99) per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 3,000


#5 Cisco Webex Meetings


Next up, Cisco Webex is a good choice to hold meetings for small businesses. The platform offers a free plan for you to hold a meeting with up to 100 participants, but the time limit for each meeting comes with only 40 minutes. If your meeting is longer than that, you will need to subscribe to the other plans that offer more features, more participants, and without any time limit.

  • Free plan available: Yes
  • Free trial: Yes
  • Pricing: Starts at 13.50 USD (~RM58.49) per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 200


#6 BlueJeans


BlueJeans is another video conferencing software that is suitable for small and medium-sized businesses. For a meeting, it can be joined by up to 100 people with features like screen sharing and private chat. Other than that, the host can also record the meeting for employees who have missed out to check out later. Compared to others, BlueJeans comes with more affordable pricing and it even has a free plan for you to try out before subscribing.

  • Free plan available: Yes
  • Free trial: 7 days
  • Pricing: Starts at 9.99 USD (~RM43.28) per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 100


#7 GlobalMeet Collaboration


The other best alternative for Zoom will be GlobalMeet Collaboration. This tool is a great one for small and medium-sized businesses too. However, for large businesses, this might not be a good choice as it comes with the support of only up to 125 participants. Otherwise, you can still go for this as it offers a free plan that lacks a few features, but it’s still a good option overall.

  • Free plan available: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Pricing: Starts at RM57 per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 125


#8 LifeSize


The last one will be LifeSize. To start with, this video conferencing tool supports the ability to have 4K video calls. It also offers a free plan for users to try out. However, users who are on the free plan can’t have a meeting with more than 25 people and last longer than 90 minutes. If you fancy its 4K-resolution support, you can still go with its other subscription packages.

  • Free plan available: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Pricing: Starts at RM56.11 per month
  • Number of participants: Up to 300


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