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Amazon Chime

Frustration-free video calls. Amazon's Skype competitor.

Stefan Theofilos- Product Designer, Entrepreneur
I've heard great things about Chime!
Arasuvel- Senior iOS Application Developer
It's nice. I have been using for a while it has been good for video calls.
Sunil Neurgaonkar- Genius-Nerd-Entrepreneur-Philanthropist
Amazon Chime is the best solution for conferencing and group chat. Better than Skype and if you are using AWS, then easy to implement. Better video quality.
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Workplace Desktop by Facebook

Facebook's Slack competitor with chat, screen share & more

One year ago, Facebook launched Workplace to help make companies more connected and productive. So today, we’re launching the Workplace Chat desktop app. Now, anyone can download the app for Workplace Chat on PC, Mac, Android or iOS.

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FACEBOOK HAS announced that its Slack rival Workplace is to bring Chat functionality out of Beta and into our hearts.
TechCrunch
It's been once year since Workplace, Facebook's social network designed specifically for businesses and other organizations, came out of beta to take on the likes of Slack, Atlassian, Microsoft and others in the world of enterprise collaboration. Now, with 30,000 organizations using Workplace across some 1 million groups (more than double the figures Faceboo… See more
Business Insider
More than 30,000 organizations are now using Facebook's enterprise communication tool, Workplace. Facebook is releasing a desktop chat app for Workplace and plans to add group video calling support soon. While monetization isn't a focus for Workplace yet, the product's early growth should scare competitors like Microsoft and Slack.
Engadget
Facebook brought its Slack-competing service out of private beta last year and rebranded it as simply 'Workplace.' Its messaging side offering, Workplace Chat, had browser and mobile components -- and today, it's bringing its desktop app out of beta so all users can converse in text or over video, send files and share screens though their computer.
Macrumors
Facebook brought its redesigned Workplace apps out of beta today, opening up the business-focused team chat service to anyone who wants to use it. The new Slack-like apps for mobile and desktop are called Workplace Chat, which have the same functionality as Workplace's existing messaging features, but come as standalone apps for PC, Mac and iOS.
ZDNet
Facebook on Thursday is launching a desktop chat application for Workplace, its one-year-old enterprise collaboration platform. Additionally, in the coming weeks, Workplace Chat will support group video chats on desktop and mobile. "Increasingly, we've found that many customers rely on messaging for real-time, reliable communication," Julien Codorniou, VP of… See more
TechRadar
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Workplace, Facebook has launched a new desktop app to facilitate group chats. Workplace Chat has always been available via mobile apps and in the browser on a PC, but now there's a fully-fledged desktop app for PC and Mac, something which has been on the wish-list of many for a while now.
Mashable
Facebook may be the last company you'd ever expect to make software for serious businesses, but the social network is quickly proving the haters wrong. A year after officially launching Workplace, the business-focused version of Facebook, the service now counts more than 30,000 businesses and organizations using the software, Facebook announced Thursday.
Recode
Facebook's Slack competitor is growing quickly. A year after Facebook officially launched Workplace, an enterprise version of its social network for communicating with your co-workers, the company has 30,000 businesses using the service, up from roughly 1,000 businesses a year ago and 14,000 businesses six months ago.
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What are some of the best free video conference apps?

Bill WendelFounder, Real Estate Cafe
appear.in - Efficient video meetings with up to 12 people!
"You can use with no registration or downloads. Guests won’t have to register to join. Just send them the room link to join in the browser. … See more
Zoom - Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings
"I've been super impressed with the quality of the stream using Zoom -- only had glitches once."
Google Hangouts - New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app
"It is free, reliable and works on both mobile and desktop."

What is the best video conferencing app for teams?

Buka CakrawalaMake School student
Zoom - Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings
"Big fan of Zoom. It's the most reliable video conferencing tool I've used, especially for groups of 5 or more. I work with ed tech in hig… See more
Amazon Chime - Frustration-free video calls. Amazon's Skype competitor.
"It's nice. I have been using for a while it has been good for video calls."
Google Hangouts - New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app
"Cross-platform is key here. I'm always on my iPhone or iPad, while other team members share screens from a Mac or PC."

What chat, screen share, voice call tools do companies use to communicate with customers?

Basil AbbasFounder and CTO, https://clockit.io
Zoom - Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings
"We found zoom extremely reliable (which is simply the most important thing when you're working in a remote team) and great value for your m… See more
Google Hangouts - New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app
"Also has issues, but also free and most people have Google Accounts."

Best conference call and screen sharing service?

Sebastien BarrauCo-founder, htmlsig and passpass
Zoom - Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings
"Agree with Ryan. We use it at Buffer multiple times per day. We're fully remote, and we also host our bi-monthly all-hands on Zoom and have… See more
appear.in - Efficient video meetings with up to 12 people!
"If you're looking for something better than Google Hangouts, but do not need a dedicated platform, appear.in is perfect for that. I find th… See more
UberConference - Stress-free conference calls
"Hands down the EASIEST and most enjoyable conference call software that I've ever used. Almost every time I have a call with someone who's … See more
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