What is web-based video conferencing?
Web conferences, just like traditional video conference calls, offer users an opportunity to host audio and video meetings involving two or more participants. The major difference between these two types of tools is that using web-conferencing software you can set up or join virtual meetings right from any web browser without having to install a special app on your device.
Are there any benefits for a remote team?
Sure. Have a look:
1. Easy to join a video meeting
Web conferencing software allows all meeting participants to join an online meeting with just a couple of taps. All they have to do is follow the link to the web conference, and they will immediately find themselves in a virtual room where they can join the conversation with others. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it?
2. Quick and secure access
Most modern video conferencing apps offer hosts to additionally protect a virtual conference room by special access codes, meeting IDs, or passwords. By doing so, they not only add an extra security layer to video calls, but also protect them against uninvited guests who can distribute spam, malicious information or files, or steal the personal data of other participants.
3. No need to install special software
Almost all modern and reliable video conferencing tools offer the opportunity to use their web version to organize or join video chats right from a web browser. That's why when you receive a link to a conference, there's no need to worry and free up space on your device for one more application - you can enter the chat without it.
4. Available for free
In case you're just another meeting attendee that is invited for a chat, you don't have to worry about the financial side of things. Usually, it's the host's responsibility to pay a service fee. Furthermore, many video conferencing solutions, like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, offer a limited free video conferencing plan with 40 or 60 minutes included.