UPDATE 7/1/2020: The original article from 9to5Mac has been updated a number of times. There have been changes at Zoom and additional online gathering tools. In addition, this need is likely going to be more of the norm going forward. We have added a few more platforms as noted in the updated article.
With businesses and schools forced to conduct meetings, classes, courses and sessions from home, some inherent security flaws have become widely known about the popular meeting platform Zoom. The company is scrambling to develop patches, but in the meatime, 9to5Mac has rounded up a number of alternatives that can be used across platforms.
This 9to5Mac story provides alternatives to Zoom in light of the recent security flaws. While it seems there is no single perfect solution, small businesses, organizations and schools have other options to Zoom. And competition is what makes each better in the long run by forcing them to provide better, more secure options for the end users.
- Facetime (iOS only up to 32 people)
- Microsoft Teams
Google Meet (previously Google Hangouts)
Facebook Messenger Rooms (updated from max of eight to up to 50 users)
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