The web app just inaugurated by the messaging service allows you to launch or participate in group videocalls
Booming from videochat Skype tries to recover ground on Zoom, the app in the storm for privacy and bombing problems. It does this by opening the door to free video calls with a web app that allows you to bypass the registration: with Skype Meet Now, you just need to log in with a link to launch the call or participate in an invitation.
The Skype page dedicated to “free conference calls” offers indications for “easy meetings and videos, without registration or download”. The new feature retains all Skye options; for example, you can record calls and save them to listen to them later, or blur the background before the meeting starts to maintain privacy and share the screen to discuss work documents with colleagues.
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Meet Now, Zoom, Hangouts
Similar to Skype Meet Now, in addition to Zoom, it is also Hangouts, Google’s chat which has become an application of the G Suite since last year, the collaborative platform created for companies and schools (in the Education version, integrated with Google Classroom). In the Google Meet version of Hangouts, the chat offers advanced tools for sinole video calls or video conferences for up to 250 participants. To use the service, you must be registered with G Suite (subscription costs range from 5 to 23 euros per month), or with an educational institution that has activated a subscription to G Suite for Education.