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Video Conferencing Software Reviews

Latest Video Conferencing Software Stories

Google Meet Starts Telling Users if Their Voice Echoes During a Call

Until now, the only way to know was by others on a video call telling you.

By Matthew Humphries

Zoom Adds a Focus Mode to Stop Students Getting Distracted

Teachers can see all the students in their online class, but students can only see the teacher.

By Matthew Humphries

Zoom to Pay $85M Settlement for Violating User Privacy, Allowing Zoom-Bombing

Users may get a payout of $25 whereas lawyers are seeking $21.25M in legal fees.

By Stephanie Mlot

Amazon's Fire TV Cube Can Make Zoom Calls

Alexa two-way video calling has expanded to include Zoom using its Fire TV app.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Use Snapchat Filters on Zoom

Are your Zoom chats getting boring? Why not spice things up with a filter from the Snap Camera app, which adds cool effects to your face and background.

By Lance Whitney

Zoom Opens Apps Marketplace, Virtual Events to All So You Never Have to Log Off

Not sick of Zoom boxes yet? Connect your favorite apps to Zoom, from note-taking services to casual games, before checking out a Zoom fitness class or concert.

By Stephanie Mlot

The Best Video Conferencing Software for 2021

The pandemic may be fading in the US, but hybrid work is here to stay. That means a capable video conferencing system is still a must-have for individuals as well as businesses. We test and rank a dozen top players to help you choose your best fit to stay connected with far-flung colleagues.

By Daniel Brame

Google Meet Adds Filters, AR Masks, and Effects to Android, iOS

Tap the sparkle icon during a video chat to try the Duo-style features.

By Stephanie Mlot

Facebook's Portal AR Feature Turns You Into Harry Potter Characters

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child augmented reality experience is available in the US and UK.

By Stephanie Mlot

Microsoft Teams Tests Together Mode for 2 People

Until now, Together mode had a five-participant minimum.

By Stephanie Mlot

Zoom to Offer Real-Time Translation for Video Calls After Buying Startup

Zoom is acquiring Kites, which has been developing real-time machine translation software.

By Michael Kan

Still Video Chatting? The Best New Features Coming to FaceTime in iOS 15

You spent a year using FaceTime more than ever before. These new features will keep you coming back.

By Chandra Steele

FaceTime Coming to Android and Windows in the Browser

Apple says iOS 15 users will be able to create shareable links to FaceTime chats.

By Chloe Albanesius

Zoom Is Launching a Dedicated Events Platform This Summer

The existing OnZoom features will be folded into the new program.

By Stephanie Mlot

Google Project Starline Enables Hyper-Realistic Video Calls

The technology uses high-resolution cameras and depth sensors to create a 3D model of your body, which is then beamed on a specialized display, like a hologram.

By Michael Kan

Zoom 'Immersive View' Makes Video Meetings Feel More Like In-Person Chats

For better or worse, Zoom Immersive View replicates the feeling of an in-person meeting. The host can upload any image as a shared background, and each participant can be placed or resized against that background.

By Michael Kan

New Google Meet Design Includes Layout Controls, Video Backgrounds

A refreshed design makes it easier to present and engage with others (and hide your own video feed).

By Stephanie Mlot

Zero-Day Exploit Earns Zoom Hackers $200K

The Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw in Zoom was demonstrated during the Pwn2Own challenge.

By Matthew Humphries

Zoom's Success During the Pandemic Came at Skype's Expense

As Zoom was becoming the most popular video-call platform in the world, Skype was busy losing its market share over the course of a year.

By Jason Cohen

Zoom Launches an SDK for Video Integration With Games, Retail, and Social Apps

A Video SDK allows developers to use Zoom's video and audio technology within their software.

By Matthew Humphries