Pre-pandemic, we had multiple video conferencing apps, in which Zoom was the most popular. Later, during COVID-19 situation, a few more platforms gained popularity, then Google Meet and Microsoft Teams come-up with free access to its premium features. And now Reliance announced JioMeet that catches the attention of almost everyone.
Many reported that JioMeet is similar to Zoom, and share the UI with Zoom. Well somehow that is true, but not about the features. We compared JioMeet with Zoom and Webex to help you choose the best. And this time, we are comparing it with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
How to sign-up?
All three platforms are easy to signup, if you are joining a meeting then you can skip sign-in and participate in the call. But when you are hosting a meeting, then you need to signup. You can use your official or personal email ID.
Google and Jio, both support up to 100 participants with free plan and Microsoft earlier had the same limit but now increased to 250. If you think, this isn’t enough, you can subscribe to the premium version with Google and Microsoft, however, Jio hasn’t announced its paid subscription yet.
The Google Meet and Microsoft Teams has 40 minutes and up to 8 hours call limit with its free plan. But JioMeet has no limit, you can have meetings for 24 hours free of cost.
But all tree platforms let you have an unlimited meeting with their free plans. You can schedule your meeting, as well as the host, can control the mic and other settings.
You can run JioMeet, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams on your Android and iOS devices. You can download JioMeet (Windows and MAC) and Microsoft Teams (Windows only) on your PC. Additionally, all these platforms run on the browser as well, so if you don’t want to install the app on your machine then use your browser.
If you are already using, G Suite or Microsoft 365, then JioMeet won’t make any huge difference, as no one is going to have 24 hours of the call. All the tree has a quite intuitive interface to manage and host the call.
The free versions’ of Google, Microsoft, and Jio have limitations like participants and time (except JioMeet for 24 hours), so if you want to host a meeting for more than an hour then Microsoft and Jio are the right platforms. If your call can go longer than 8 hours, which is not the case with most of the meetings, then JioMeet is the only choice.