Due to the novel coronavirus, outbreak state governments are shutting down all places which allow public gatherings, this has led to lots of companies and corporations advising their employees to work from home.

However, businesses have to go on, as some are very integral to the survival of other dependent industries and communication in such is highly important.

Working from home requires “video-calling” tools to stay in touch with colleagues or mass managing staff in self-quarantine mode.

The best video-calling applications to use during the coronavirus lockdown include:

  • Skype

The most common tool for teleconferencing worldwide. Skype for Business is a teleconference tool created by Microsoft to assist simplify the way how you work together with your collaborators.

Its free arrangement enables 10 members to show up in the video gathering, while its two paid procedures give you the ability to have and go to a video meeting that comprises of 250 members.

  • Zoom

Zoom is one of the most popular options and allows you to start or join face-to-face video calls with up to 100 people.

It also has several handy features including screen-sharing, group messaging and the option to share photos, web and Google Drive, Dropbox or Box files.

  • Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet allows teams to easily collaborate while working from home. It is a part of Google’s G Suite and supports up to 50 participants with a fairly good video quality. Google announced that Education customers globally will get access to advanced features of Google Hangouts Meet for free till July 1.

  • Microsoft Teams

Teams, a popular productivity tool from Microsoft has a host of features that help you work together with your team. Due to the coronavirus, the app saw a surge in use and Microsoft announced that the premium version of Teams will be available for free for the next six months.

  • Blue Jeans

It enables you to share your most recent online presentations, archives and video cuts, visit with associates, record online meetings for playback whenever

  • TrueConf 

TrueConf is one of the simple to-utilize teleconferencing tools which is completely perfect with Windows 7/8/10.

With it, you’re ready to host online meetings with up to 250 members.

Aside from facilitating online meetings, it enables you to schedule online meetings by arranging a date and members.-

  • Others

Other operating system in-build applications like FaceTime, Google Duo can be used for video calling along with social media video calls like WhatsApp video calls, Instagram video calls, Snapchat video calls, and messenger video calls.

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