A great Android app for joining and hosting online meetings Offers almost all features from the desktop version Many features to try out and options to control the flow of the meeting Control participants of the meeting in terms of permissions Schedule meetings and invite people using mail, contacts, or instant messaging
Is known to occasionally freeze and disconnect Privacy concerns were surrounding Zoom before they released the latest updates
ZOOM Cloud Meetings
Video conferencing apps were slowly gaining popularity before the 2020 pandemic crisis and it's safe to say that their use has skyrocketed recently. Choosing the best platform can be difficult and there are many factors to take into consideration. Let's check out the Android client for Zoom, one of the most popular video conferencing apps on the market.
Zoom can be used for free but you'll be limited to 40-minute meetings and you won't have access to some cool options. Zoom for Android doesn't fall short on features. You can join meetings easily without even having to register. If you wish to host a meeting, you can do it on your Android phone. You can easily share your phone's audio, camera, and screen with other participants in the meeting.
You'll be surprised to see just how the Zoom Android client can still be used to host professional meetings. You can share your screen's content, create a whiteboard to write down important notes, and manage the participants of the meeting easily. After opening the app, you'll see options to start a new meeting, join other meetings via a link, or to schedule a meeting to start at a specific time and date (with many other options to set).
Using the app on an Android phone has an advantage where you can invite people to your meeting using instant messaging apps. Many people use the Android app just to be able to join other meetings from the comfort of their own beds and it should be noted that you can jump in and present yourself with no restrictions. The biggest issue many people point out is the quality of the app as it often freezes or disconnects users from meetings.
It could be a consequence of the increased traffic recently but it's still a large and annoying problem in any call. Also, privacy has been a major concern as many Zoom accounts were found on sale on the black market. The data users shared was also breached. Zoom has responded to these revelations and they released critical security updates that were able to resolve the problem.
Reviewed by Vedin Klovo (editor rating 4.5 out of 5 stars) Sooftware editor's pick