video call apps

Remote work comes with new apps and… porn

For a lot of people, a video call is a foreign concept. We’re used to the idea of talking face-to-face or even from miles away via phone or social media. 

But what many people don’t know is that there’s been an increasing demand for remote work thanks to the ongoing pandemic.

Although video calls aren’t completely safe. For example, there have been numerous incidents with people sharing and watching porn while in a meeting. 

In some cases, the meetings were actually hacked, and the hacker displayed videos of anal sex.

In spite of all of that, right now in the world that we live in, it is the best solution we have.

So, if you’re looking for the best way to stay productive while working remotely, it’s time to give video calling a try. It might be difficult at first but, it will be worth it when you see your productivity levels soar and your work life improve overall.

Best programs for video calls

Zoom

zoom meeting

Zoom is a great software for video calls, as it has a limit of up to 100 participants per meeting in the free version. It is worth remembering, however, that in this version meetings with 3 or more members are limited to 40 minutes, which can be a great tool to make your meetings more productive.

Zoom is also very practical when it comes to allowing participants to join meetings: you can join a call using the Zoom software itself, the computer browser, browser extensions, and even iPhone and Android apps. In addition, Zoom also has features such as meeting recording and screen sharing.

Google Meet

google meet

Hangouts are one of the most used services for meetings. It allows you to video conference with up to 10 people, send private text messages, and create groups of up to 150 contacts.

G Suite customers can collaborate in real-time with Documents, Presentations, or Spreadsheets while in a meeting, but can also use Google’s advanced search to look up room members, old conversations, and shared files.

Hangouts are available for Android and iOS smartphones.

Skype

skype call

Skype is one of the most popular video calling applications on any platform. It has native apps on most platforms, including the PC, which makes it one of the best cross-platform options on the market.

The Android app is certainly not perfect, but it can generally do its job satisfactorily. You can make group video calls with up to 25 people. The app also features free text chat, Microsoft and Facebook account integration, and you can even call regular mobile phones by entering credits.

Advantages and disadvantages of video calls

Advantages

  • You will reduce your travel costs.
  • You will use the time to your advantage by avoiding the chaos of the city and, moreover, the hassle of commuting.
  • You will have the opportunity to invite more people to bring something valuable to the conversation, such as other members of your team or specialists, who might not otherwise be able to attend.
  • You will create a dynamic of exchanging ideas more and more quickly and with the necessary frequency.

Disadvantages

  • You may need to train yourself or your clients on how to use the platform.
  • You will have connectivity problems if you do not have adequate internet speed.
  • You will have to allocate a budget for hiring the tool if you choose a paid option.