Need a Virtual Meeting Platform? Here's our suggestions.

March 26, 2020

Google Meet

Google Fans. Meet Meet, Google's latest but not-so-new flagship offering for audio and video conferencing.  Those of you familiar with Google's peer-to-peer video platform, Hangouts, will certainly appreciate the interface upgrade as Meet seeks to find its place among business-oriented conferencing platforms. To experience Meet at its highest potential, a user would need to subscribe to one of Google's G Suite plans. A basic account starts at $6 per month per user and allows for up to 100 participants in Meet. If recording is desired, you or your church may need to upgrade to Google's Enterprise plan which allows for unlimited recording space and cloud storage. All this is available to you for $25 per month per user. Don't forget that this flagship plan comes with the ability to live stream to over 100,000 participants. To see if this platform is right for you, visit Google Hangouts Meet.  

Zoom

Zoom offers one of the most robust video conferencing platforms for individuals and organizations today. There are 4 different plans that allow you to easily get your meeting on.  Basic, Pro, Business and Enterprise. Although a Basic account allows up to 100 participants, this plan is limited to a 40 minute meeting. This may not be feasible for a normal worship service, but might be the right plan for small prayer groups, planning meetings, or personal meetings. Most churches find that the Pro plan offers just the right number of features including an increased meeting duration limit of 24 hours. To find the right plan for you and your church, visit Zoom.

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall.com (FCC) is among one of the most widely known voice and video conferencing platforms. Offering some of the best features of most paid plans, FCC provides you the ability to host both audio/video conferencing, share your screen, record your meetings and most notably, connect with up to 1,000 participants. If you or your church needs require a platform to accommodate a mega group setting, this platform may be your option. Best of all, these features are available to you for literally -- FREE -- with FCC's pay-what-you-can pricing. To learn more about his platform, visit FreeConferenceCall.com