Jamie Martin
Jamie MartinSenior UX/UI at MZ

What's the best alternative to Google Hangouts?

Something that has a desktop/mobile/web application that supports video/audio calling and is easy to use
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  1. 7

    Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings

    Zoom is my favorite. Works really well with large groups. Desktop app and mobile apps are great as well. I use the iOS app pretty often to jump on calls while on the go.
    Zoom is easy, free and you can use it on the phone or tablet or iPad or laptop and you can cal into meetings as well
    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Loved Zoom. Not as buggy as Hangouts and much easier to use compared to the Cisco products. Works well on relatively low bandwidth as well.
    • Anthony Recenello
      Anthony RecenelloDating Coach and Head of Wolf & Garden

      The audio quality is so bad that it's the same level as a payphone. Really not worth paying money for when there are better solutions.

  2. 3

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Partner @ Shrug Capital · Written
    Slack now has video conferences (for up to 8 participants)... and screensharing... all for free 🔥
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    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

  3. 1
    Houseparty 1.5

    Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉

    Dhananjay Yadav
    Dhananjay YadavGrowth Hacking and Performance Marketing · Written
    Even I recommend Zoom for professional conferences but if you are looking for something more casual and fun than you might love Houseparty
  4. Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga15Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    At this point, WhatsApp covers all my personal communication needs. Voice calls, video calls, texts and a web client.
  5. 1
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga15Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    If you want to play with bots as well, Facebook's Messenger platform has everything under the sun.
    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I love Facebook Messenger and I love how it is doing everything to take on all other chat apps + is feature-packed like Telegram. Native apps for Facebook Messenger on computers is something that I wish to see soon.

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