We recently ran a roundup of some of the free videoconferencing
apps available, including Zoom. Since so many questions have come
up about Zoom’s security, we’ve decided to run the roundup again,
this time excluding Zoom and adding other apps that you can use
As before, it’s worth noting that while all of these have free
versions, some are offering temporary access to additional
features for those who are currently working from home or who want
to check up on friends and relatives online.
There are a number of apps we have not included, such as Facebook,
WhatsApp, and FaceTime, that allow you to do video chats; they
either require that all participants be members (Facebook,
WhatsApp) or that you use a specific type of device (FaceTime,
which is Apple-only). The following list includes more generalized
applications that allow you to participate without having to
actually register for the app (unless you’re the host).
Great resource for anyone looking for Zoom alternatives, which at this point should be everyone who’s using Zoom.