Zoho Meeting Overview

Zoho’s meeting application is their relatively new installment to refresh the concept of hosting online meetups. Offering a fortnightly free trial, it’s certainly worth considering. In fact, Zoho have proactively compared themselves to GoToWebinar to demonstrate the advantages of using their package, rather than the latter. So let’s dig in & take a look…

Zoho has a clear mission & their framework substantiates this. Their new infrastructure is harmonised with many other apps to deliver a complete product. They have succinctly categorised each element of the webinar process to ensure fulfillment at each stage. These are:

• Organise pertinent material: prepare using fidelity software to boost & moderate attendee strength, produce customised as well as embeddable registration forms & email notifications

• Present: use video & screen sharing over VoIP with phone audio – without the need to download any software. Secured with industry level encryption

• Engage your audience: interactive tools to evoke & retain interest, such as audience speaking, conducting polls, broadcasting messages & holding Q/A sessions

• Analyse & follow-up: export reports for all the aforementioned & email accordingly

These powerful tools transform what appears to be a routine meeting app to something quite special. Nevertheless, let’s see Zoho’s shortcoming regarding their meeting portfolio:

• The maximum number of participants even on the dearest plans is set at 250, whereas other competitors offer much more capacity, to the tune of hundreds, if not thousands

• Customer support lacks any human touch or interaction: users are left to peruse the online resources at their own will to hopefully solve any issues

In all, Zoho meeting wins by establishing & pioneering a no download protocol to set up your meetings, Furthermore, it hosts a myriad of intuitive features to keep audiences engaged. The only 2 main issues are the maximum participant limitation & absence of any real tech support.

Zoho Meeting Features

  • Android app
  • Application Sharing
  • Built-in chat
  • Calendar integrations
  • Cloud storage for recording
  • Corporate branding with logo and name
  • Cross-platform support
  • Desktop plugin
  • Embed registration widget
  • Embedded meeting widget
  • Export custom webinar reports
  • Firewall support and security
  • Google Chrome extension
  • Instant chat collaboration
  • International dial-ins
  • Multiple email reminders
  • No downloads
  • RSVP scheduling
  • Recording and replay
  • Run polls during webinar
  • Multiple screen sharing
  • Support for multiple timezones
  • Toll-free add-ons
  • VoIP support
  • Webcam sharing
  • Webinar email customization
  • Webinar registration
  • Webinar registration moderation
  • iOS app

Pricing

Available on: Free, Free Trail, Subscription
  • Starting Price: $3/month

  • Trail Days: 30 Days