5 Best Webinar and Video Conferencing Software

A Macbook Pro on a tableInternet marketers, bloggers, developers, and small businesses often use custom web-conferencing applications in various forms to connect with their loyal customers and teams working in remote areas. This is such a powerful medium to reach out to consumers, peers, and business partners without any hassle. Webinars are used in different sectors (professional, educational, entertainment, media) for different purposes. When it comes to web conferencing software, both commercial and free options are available to consumers. If you're an individual or a small business looking to use a web conferencing solution at minimum cost, here's a list of some of the best and free webinar software used by a large number of people. You can try out each one of these webinar software and can opt for the most user-friendly option that suits your business needs. All the solutions mentioned below are quite easy-to-use and wouldn't cost you a dime. I've tested them on my Windows machine and found them quite good.

A Macbook Pro on a table Before you try any of these solutions, make sure you have a stable and speedy internet connection. The same goes for the webcam. Failing to meet these basic requirements results in a poor experience.

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Let's get started and check out these hand-picked web conferencing solutions ideal both for individuals and professionals. Do tell us which one you picked and your experience with the same. So, here we go!

Google Meet - Web conferencing softwareGoogle Meet - It is my preferred solution for web conferencing software. Powered by Google's technology, this webinar platform is completely free to use. It works directly in a web browser and runs smoothly in all modern browsers. Screen sharing, chat, and the whiteboard is some of its prominent features. For mobile users, an app is also available to let you start a web conference session while you're on the go.

Zoom web conferencing softwareZoom - This is yet another hugely popular web conferencing software used by millions of users. This one too has a generous free plan which enables you to serve up to 100 participants in a single session. It supports a plethora of features generally required during a remote video conferencing session. Whiteboarding, screen access, screen control, and whatnot. It's my second choice after Google Meet. Do give it a try.

Microsoft Teams web conferencing softwareMicrosoft Teams - Now this one is built specifically for professionals and companies. It's not just a web conferencing software but more than that. You can think of it as a complete business communication tool for distributed teams working across the globe. Its free plan lets you do a web conference with up to 100 participants for up to 1 hour. Tasks and polling features are also available in the free plan.

Apache OpenMeetings web conferencing softwareApache OpenMeetings - As the name suggests, it's free and open-source web-conferencing software. OpenMeetings is a browser-based webinar system that you can host on your server. You can share your screen, mic, webcam and can also use whiteboard during the webinar. Since it can be hosted on your web server, there's no limit on the number of users who can join a single web-conferencing session. Apache Foundation now actively develops this open-source webinar software.

Webex webinar softwareWebex - And, last but not the least, this web conferencing software comes from one of the popular brands. Quite similar to its competitors, this one too allows up to 100 participants in its free plan. I like its interface to the core. You can use this web conferencing software both on desktop and mobile devices. You can also save your conference recordings right on your computer. Virtual background support is available out of the box.